Mar 2018

Faith and works

This Lent as a church family we are reading through the letter of James, a couple of verses at a time. Today’s reading is this: You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds..
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Feb 2018

‘You need only to be still’

‘The LORD will fight for you; you only need to be still.’ In Exodus 14, the people of Israel have finally been allowed by Pharoah to leave Egypt.  En masse, they arrived at the Red Sea, supposed..
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Jan 2018


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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Nov 2017

Be still and wait

In the rush and noise of life, as you have intervals, step home within yourselves and be still. Wait upon God, and feel His good presence; this will carry you evenly through your day’s business. ..
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Aug 2017

Waiting and listening

So much of Jeremiah’s life was opposing false prophets, who were speaking their own mind and not the words of God.  Hananiah (in Jeremiah 28) was one of these. The people of Israel are hard-presse..
Aug 2017

Fame vs. Greatness

Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Jun 2017

Hate cannot drive out hate

I read this morning about someone who was beaten up by Grenfell Tower protesters.  He was apparently mistaken for the CEO of the management company responsible for Grenfell Tower, whereas in fact he had been volunteering to support the victims (see here ).
May 2017

The most important word

In Numbers 9, the Israelites are pressing Moses for an answer on a difficult question regarding the law. They are commanded to keep the Passover, but that law clashes with the law concerned uncleanness after touching a corpse. What should they do?
Aug 2016

Thank you

This is a message for everyone at the Arden Marches Group of Parishes who contributed so generously to my writing desk. It took me a long time to find the right writing desk, and it final..
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Mar 2016

St Editha’s Amington

The following is an extract from a press release read out in church yesterday: The Bishop of Birmingham is delighted to announce today that Rev Ben Green has been appointed as the next Vicar of Ami..
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