The Wednesday Dilemma

By April 23, 2014 Blog
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Tonight is our home group.  Also known as ‘house group’, ‘fellowship group’, ‘bible study’, ‘cell group’ and ‘bible group’. The name’s not important.  What’s important is that, right now, I don’t feel like going. And, about this time every Wednesday, I start thinking the same things: I’m busy.  It would be much better to catch up on x,y and z than have to schlep out in the car. I know this passage.  We’ve done it before.  Many times.  I don’t …Read More

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Full. Stop.

By April 22, 2014 Blog
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It seems like modern life is designed for panic. You open the paper.  Everyone knows that carbs are like, evil.  But apparently sugar is KILLING you and you ought to halve your intake. Problem is, even if you want to change you can’t because all the sugar is HIDDEN. Fat gives you moobs but a high-protein diet is totally as dangerous as smoking. This leaves fruit and veg: but remember, they’re crawling with pesticides and there’s the whole business of …Read More

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Without a Bloody Cross or an Empty Tomb…

By April 21, 2014 Blog
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Once upon a time In a land far, far away There lived a man called Jesus. Jesus was the son of God. Not in a technical sense of course, because that would be ridiculous.  But in a lovely, general way. You could tell because he was so Nice.  He was the nicest man that ever lived.  He liked everybody. And that was his message.  Everyone should love everyone, he said. Jesus was nothing like his dad.  His dad had a …Read More

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He Is Risen

By April 20, 2014 Blog
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A Tale of Two Cups (Glen)

By April 17, 2014 Blog
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Here’s audio of Glen’s sermon from which this is taken: It’s Maundy Thursday and the next 24 hours is a story of two cups. One cup was offered in the upper room.  The other cup was offered in the Garden of Gethsemane. One cup Jesus gives to us.  One cup He drinks for Himself One cup is a cup for the forgiveness of sins.  One cup is a cup of wrath and judgement. One cup brings life.  One cup brings …Read More

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Ordinary Ambition

By April 16, 2014 Blog
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I’m always amused by the L’Oreal strapline: “Because you’re worth it.” You’re worth what? Mascara? It’s a back-handed compliment. Like saying “Your house is nice but have you considered painting it?” What’s wrong with au naturel? What happened to being ‘alright’?  Not stunning, not minging, not ‘a bit of alright’ – just, alright. ‘Normal’ – like on Gogglebox, instead of ‘Normal’ like on Made in Chelsea. Why have I got to be an Olympic champion? Or an academic? A master-chef …Read More

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WHY IS EVERYONE SHOUTING

By April 15, 2014 Blog
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My mum has recently discovered the joys of email. Unfortunately she’s trigger happy when it comes to punctuation. Everything is written in CAPS and with EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!! So it feels like she’s shouting and jumping up and down, even when it’s just an update on her jigsaw. Galatians 2:19-21 is the equivalent of mum’s outbox and on days like today, when I’m feeling sub-standard, it hits the spot.  Here’s how Paul puts it, (indented words mine) THROUGH THE LAW I …Read More

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After Happily Ever After

By April 14, 2014 Blog
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Don Carson relates an interview he heard with a man who’d been married for 60 years: ‘Have you ever considered divorce?’ the man was asked. ’Divorce?’ he replied, ‘never.  But murder – often”. Marriage is not easy. I don’t know any couple who can’t understand what that man means on some level. But when you’re facing times of murderous incomprehension, it can feel like you’re alone.  More specifically, it can feel like you’re the only Christians on the planet who are …Read More

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The Value of a VW

By April 13, 2014 Blog
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I never wanted to be a vicar’s wife. In fact, my fear of becoming one nearly killed me. Not because I’ve got anything against them – the opposite.  I admire them too much. Many of the vicar’s wives I’ve known have been LADIES of LEGEND, feminine, capable, godly, and (apparently) normal.  (You can never tell of course, but as soon as one breaks cover I’ll let you know)… The prospect of shouldering those expectations sent me spiraling into an eating …Read More

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“Bread of Heaven” An Easter Video

By April 11, 2014 Blog
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