Have you ever seen the West Wing? If so, you’ll be in love with fictional President Jed Bartlett. He. Da. Man. I imagine that his dry wit, pristine hair and ability to converse about the nuances of the geo-political dynamics of the planet while striding confidently down corridors have a special place in your heart.… Read More Don’t eat pork. Go to temple. Build an ark. Which Old Testament commands are for us?
It’s now just over a week until we head to Catalyst Festival! Soon, we’ll be on holiday together, worshipping alongside the whole of our family of churches, hearing from some of the most gifted teachers of God’s word in the world, with kids work like you wouldn’t believe, youth work like you wouldn’t believe, let… Read More Two words to help with Catalyst Festival
We’re about to embark upon a thoroughly exciting voyage, a term or two munching our way through the book of Hebrews. It’s a segment of Scripture that explicitly and unashamedly shouts and sings loudly and lovingly about Jesus from beginning to end and bellows on every page: “JESUS IS GREATER!”. We should get a logo… Read More Hebrews: Who dunnit?
My mum always said that I was empathetic. And mums are always right. Since then, online personality tests when bored late at night have shown the same thing – I’m low on some stuff, middle on lots of stuff, but high on empathy. Apparently, I know how you’re feeling. Freaky. Perhaps it’s because of this… Read More The heaviness of Judges – what do we do with it?
***Our growing family of students gather at our 11.30am meeting opposite the Student Union, in King Edward’s Girls School, the home of our South Site. Join us this Sunday and for a free lunch afterwards!*** I remember it well. Packing up my things, swapping goodbyes with friends, counting down the days. Finally, we were… Read More “Calling new and nervous students”
God, we find it hard to watch our news today. We’re saddened. Confused. Angry. We don’t know how to respond. This is horrible. Why does this happen? Why does this happen here? Why does this happen anywhere? We don’t really know what you’re doing with this. We trust you but we’re struggling. This is horrible.… Read More A prayer
“The one concern of the devil is to keep the saints from prayer. Our enemy fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks our wisdom… but trembles when we pray. Prayer turns ordinary mortals into men and women of power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings… Read More Praying post ONE: Living in the good of what God stirred in us on Sunday