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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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Nov 2017
13

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
7

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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Jul 2010
16

Absurdity

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likel..