Sometimes I read the Bible and get blown away by the relentless pace at which God works in the world. In the space of one page turn, kingdoms rise and fall, nations turn around, hopes are fulfilled and God works! Wonderful. Then I look at my story and it can all feel somewhat slower! Days,… Read More Unremarkable days…
One of the things I’m most grateful for in Christianity is the idea that my past mess-ups have been dealt with. Yes, there are plenty of things in my past I’m proud of, that I look back on fondly and remember with a smile. It’s not wrong to look back and thank God for the… Read More What to do when past failings come knocking
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