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Stephen Watkinson
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I am married to Rhiannon, with two children Ben and Amy. I'm an evangelical Christian and ordained in the Church of England.
I am married to Rhiannon, with two children Ben and Amy. I'm an evangelical Christian and ordained in the Church of England.

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The Sermon!
By Jonathunder - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/ w/index.php?curid=49753231 The royal wedding has occurred and the sermon by Michael Curry has been preached. It seemed to me that most of the guests and the British audience didn't quite kn...
The Sermon!
The Sermon!
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Why I haven’t joined the Church Society
This weekend sees the Church Society conference and AGM. This year is especially significant as it sees the joining of the Church Society with Reform and the Fellowship of Word and Spirit - which represents the vast majority of conservative evangelicals in ...
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The Idolatry of the Middle-Class Church Member?
One of the most challenging things Jesus says in the Bible is: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." (Mark 8:34 NIV) Unfortunately, most of us who are Christians in the UK don't seem to get it. We're m...
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Listening to the Easter Witnesses
We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews
and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a cross, but God
raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen.
(Acts 10:39-40 NIV) When
you want to know what happene...
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Dealing with our Idolatry
I think the fundamental problem with the lack of resources for ministry in deprived areas of the UK is probably idolatry. I think that idolatry is found both in the ministry and in the pew if you'll forgive the distinction. In my last blogpost , I had a go ...
Dealing with our Idolatry
Dealing with our Idolatry
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Re-Balancing Our Resources
As I drove home from PCC last night, through Rochdale's dirty streets, past the rows of terraced houses, the dilapidated mills and, sad to say, a couple of prostitutes plying their trade, I was reflecting on the problem we have with deprivation within evang...
Re-Balancing Our Resources
Re-Balancing Our Resources
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Church Vision - Part 2
As promised, this is the continuation of some teaching I have given on our church vision. In the last blog I wrote about a vision to grow in numbers of disciples through witness. This time I'm looking at a different type of growth. Growth – Fellowship I wan...
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The Goldilocks Zone - A Review
This is a superb book! Let's start there, but before I go much further I'd better admit the limitations of this review. First, I received a review copy for free (thanks very much IVP and Chris Green). Second, Mike Ovey (whose collected writings the book lar...
The Goldilocks Zone - A Review
The Goldilocks Zone - A Review
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Church Vision - Part 1
New Year is a time we commonly reassess our lives and make resolutions. It's a good time to do the same for our churches and so on the first Sunday of 2017 I decided to set aside the day as a vision Sunday. This blog is an edited part of the evening sermon...
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Church of England: Reviewing 2017
Well we've past the end of the year and the Church of England is still intact, well sort of. It was a very bad year for both conservatives in the Church of England and for the state of the Anglican communion. I'm sure I won't cover everything significant he...
Church of England: Reviewing 2017
Church of England: Reviewing 2017
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