The Christian life is a life defined by joy. However, it is also a life marked by discipline. Just as in any human relationship we must discipline ourselves to enjoy that relationship fully, the same is true of our relationship with God. Fasting- abstaining from food for a period of time- is such a discipline.… Read More Fasting – what, why and how?
Here’s all you need to know about Churchcentral ONE… When? Sunday 22nd April. The room will open at 10.20am for a prompt 10.30am start. We’ll finish by 12.10pm and then share refreshments together. Where? The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Rd, B4 7XR This brand new, state-of-the-art venue is our new home. We’ll gather in… Read More Getting to ONE
In early September, Sputnik’s very first intern started work. Tanya Chitunhu is based at Raglan Road Church, Smethwick and is working alongside the Sputnik team at Central House throughout this year. We thought that it would be rude not to introduce her to you all. Describe yourself in 5 words. Compassionate, opinionated, determined, introverted and… Read More Introducing our new Sputnik intern!
Chris and Wumi Donald have been part of the south site for over 6 months now. You may already have been given a taste of Wumi’s beautiful voice on a Sunday morning or at the River, however, church meetings are not the main home of the Donalds’ creative talents. Chris runs a record label called… Read More Strange Ghost, A New Way To Buy Music and Wile E Coyote: An Interview With Chris Donald
Over the last two weeks at our sites, I have spoken on the rather startling account of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5. I tried to address some of the questions we might have about this passage, whether we’re a Christian or not. However, for all these questions, the basic point of the passage seems… Read More If God punishes Christians for their sin, doesn’t it belittle what Jesus did on the cross? | Sermon+
If you’re anything like me, you love Jesus. Not perfectly, not gloriously flamboyantly, but genuinely and truly. You love Jesus. You are so grateful for his gospel. And if you’re anything like me, you would love your friends to become Christians. Not “300 of them have this year”. Not “I’m the best evangelist we know!”.… Read More The best gift I’ll get this year
A group of us at Churchcentral are looking to memorise the whole book of Colossians. Want to join us? Now, before you close this tab in disbelief at such a ludicrous and unrealistic proposition, just hear me out. Let me outline the plan and explain why I think that this is a genuine offer to… Read More Up For a Challenge?