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The gospel is… not a test

18th May 2018
Whenever someone wants to become a British citizen they have to take a test called “Life in the UK”. They have to learn facts about British history, politics and culture, and if they pass they can be granted citizenship. Is that how it works with the gospel? Do you have to study for some kind […]

The gospel is… for life

11th May 2018
You’ve probably heard that expression “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas”. It’s one of the most famous advertising slogans, first used in 1978 by the Dogs Trust, to try and tackle the number of unwanted dogs left after the festive season. It’s still used today, and many companies have also used the […]

The gospel is… not boring

27th April 2018

A new series on what the gospel isn't, and what it is.

Is being a Christian boring? A list of “dos” and “don’ts” to obey? Does it mean giving up everything you enjoy doing? Yes and no. It goes without saying that life isn’t always going to be full of excitement; even people who jump out of planes for a li[...]

The gospel isn’t… about being comfortable

29th March 2018

A new series on what the gospel isn't, and what it is.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis introduces us to the character of the lion, Aslan, the “king” of Narnia. In The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Aslan sacrifices his life in place of Edmund, (the boy who betrayed the rest of his family) and t[...]

The gospel isn’t… a rule book

21st March 2018

A new series on what the gospel isn't, and what it is.

Did you know it’s illegal to chew gum in Singapore? Or to step on money in Thailand? Or that, in the UK, according to the 1986 Salmon Act, it’s illegal to “hold salmon under suspicious circumstances”? You might be a very law-abiding citizen, but who knows how many stra[...]

The gospel isn’t… about being a ‘good person’

16th March 2018

A new series on what the gospel isn't, and what it is.

A popular US TV show that premiered on UK Netflix last year is called “The Good Place”. It tells the story of Eleanor Shellstrop, who has died and arrived in an ambiguous ‘afterlife’ called ‘The Good Place’. Michael, referred to simply as the ‘architect’, explains that each of the majo[...]

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