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Jul 2019
2

The Christian ideal

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. GK Chesterton, What’s Wrong with the World
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Jun 2019
30

New Grace vs Old Law?

The NT does not proclaim grace where the OT proclaimed law, since God’s calling his people into healthy patterns of living was always his gracious gift. No, rather we see the same problem in the O..

Jun 2019
22

Judgement, Inc.

Judgement is no longer on the basis of being part of the ethnic Jewish people of God; nor on the basis of whether we change and begin to obey God’s just commandments; but it is now on the basis of..

Dec 2018
9

What is worship?

Archbishop William Temple put it like this: To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of..
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Aug 2018
29

Show them how to live

‘Mama, I don’t want to keep people from dying; I want to show them how to live!’ Those words arrived in my ears that day with the power of an Isaianic oracle.  In the middle of the sea storm thos..

Aug 2018
21

Prayer is like garbage

Maybe prayer is like garbage.  I regard taking out the garbage as part of the daily tedium of life, and it is something I leave, wherever possible, for other household members to do.  Of course, I..

Jun 2018
5

Do you love me?

There’s always more we can do in ministry, but God is not asking, ‘Can you do more?’ He is asking, ‘Do you love me?’ Some of those extras are not always as vital as we think them to be. Christo..
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May 2018
30

Doubt and Scripture

I listened this morning to a podcast interview with Christian Hofreiter on Making Sense of Old Testament Genocide . It is well worth a full listen, it’s a challenging topic and Christian has som..

Mar 2018
24

‘We are made to love, not to fall in love’

I was listening to a programme about Debussey called ‘Perfect Husband, Pitiable Artist’ on Radio 4 the other day.  It was exploring whether he loved anyone except himself, his genius - eventually com..

Jan 2018
6

Money

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. Dorothy Parker
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