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A Global Return to Grassroots Church

2nd May 2019

Julia Faire explores the historical roots of our christian faith and considers the clues that may give to where we're headed.

Christianity’s humble beginnings A handful of fishermen, a tax collector, a political revolutionary and some women – all beginning with the Carpenter Himself: Christianity, or ‘the Way’ as it was first called, did not originate with th[...]

The God who works through history

29th March 2019
Are you 74 years old or older? If so you may remember the end, or even the beginning, of WWII. Those of us who are younger are fortunate to have lived through a long time of peace. Plenty has happened since then though, with revolutions abroad, financial crashes at home, the start of the nuclear […]

Talking to Andrzej of Healing Rivers

21st March 2019

Andrzej leads a small intentional missional community in Hillsborough, Sheffield, called Healing Rivers. Aidan asked him a few questions about what led them to move there and how God’s leading them in simple missional community.

Hi Andrzej. Firstly, who are you and what are you doing? We are a small intentional mis[...]

See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptised?

17th December 2018

This is the first of two posts on baptism: its importance, history and development in the early centuries and to us today.

I’ve seen many baptisms … they are some of the most exciting moments in a church family’s life… let alone in the life of the individual being baptised. My baptism? The most important d[...]

The Bible in the British Museum

21st February 2018

Julia Faire describes a recent visit to the British Museum, unpacking some of the Biblical stories reflected there.

It’s one of those wet, drizzling February days and London looks grey. But walking up those imposing steps of the British Museum, a treat awaits us. We are being taken around the museum for by Vicky Bolton and Seungjin Kim [...]

Augustine of Hippo on “true friendship”

24th January 2018
In his autobiographical masterpiece, Confessions, Augustine of Hippo has much to say about human relationships. Broken-hearted at the death of a childhood friend, Augustine relocated to Carthage in 376 as a tutor in rhetoric. Here, with students who in some cases were not much younger than he, he found solace from his grief. “[It was a […]
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