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Aug 2018
16

His love endures forever

In 2 Chronicles 2-4 we have a description of the building of the Temple in Jerusalem, and then in chapters 5-7 the dedication of the Temple. As I read those chapters recently as part of my B..

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 co..

Dec 2007
30

Gift(s) of the Spirit

This topic has been mulling over in my mind for a long time.   Since the ‘rediscovery’ of charismatic gifts and the phenomenal growth of the Pentecostal church, I suppose it has been a hot topic for ..

Dec 2007
18

The wrath of God was satisfied

I have been reading some of the minor prophets recently, and it hit me quite how angry God is with his people, and with the nations surrounding them. Of Ninevah God says, ‘Behold, I am against you, d..

Nov 2007
19

‘One single being’?

God is not just one single being. He is Father, Son and Holy Spirit: he is Trinity, he is community. And so therefore God is mutual love. Graham Tomlin, The Praise of Creation , Holy Trinity B..

Nov 2007
10

Passing Judgement

At the sermon I heard on Sunday the preacher told a story which effectively made two points: we should derive our sense of self-worth from the fact that God loves us, not from what other people..

Apr 2007
22

‘The Love of God’ or the Cross?

I visited a local church today for a baptism communion service. In some respects it was my ideal service (over in just under an hour and a quarter, very friendly, lots of families and kids), but I wa..