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God wants you to live backwards

19th November 2018

We naturally live our lives forwards. That makes sense, doesn’t it? Our past is bound up inside us and it defines us. Our experiences shape our identity. And so the past is often the foundation from which we live, respond to situations and make decisions.

But God doesn’t live l[...]

Exploring the Heart of David

12th November 2018

Israel’s greatest King: David: rarely can there have been a life of sharper contrasts.

From obscurity to acclaim, unnoticed youngest son, alone amongst the hillside fields of Bethlehem to Goliath-slaying fame, from shepherd-boy to court musician, from desert outlaw to opulent king, from enjoying intense popularity to facing outright rebellion, without mercy to his enemies yet showing [...]

Unchanging God of Change

15th October 2018
It’s a striking image. Fresh, tender leaves unfurl and reach up to their first light, with a single soft white bud forming. But make no mistake, this wee seedling is a force to be reckoned with: to get here it had to break through inches of tarmac and compacted stones. It won the fight.

Church as a business, or Church as a tribe?

21st September 2018

The previous post on this blog (We Want a King!) delved into what it says when we look for certain kinds of autocratic leadership in church situations. God is our ultimate king, and godly church leadership will always point people to His rulership, not take its place.

That leads us to the next question: how then, shoul[...]

We want a king!

14th September 2018

How we lead and how we follow reveals a lot about us. Let’s explore this.

Like a blazingly bright city on a hill, like a vibrant international tribe or like a fire lit by God Himself, the Church is the most exciting thing to be part of on earth, if we see it right. It’s God’s family an[...]

Searching for Jesus the rock through the sands of time

16th August 2018

What does it mean to say Jesus is our rock? Julia Faire looks back through history and uncovers an ancient theme underlying the hopes of many people of faith.

‘Let’s find some shade!’ With record high temperatures around the globe this summer and the third longest heatwave on record in the UK, the word ‘shade’ has taken [...]

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