Category Archives: Holy Trinity

The Good Immigrant and my love/hate relationship with it (Pt 2)

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla. In part 1, I wrote about my empathy with The Good Immigrant. I get that is hard, being different, not being understood and assumed to be from afar. Now my frustrations with what the … Continue reading

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The Good Immigrant and my love/hate relationship with it. (Pt 1)

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla. I loved this book and hated it, in about equal measure. The various authors deal quite beautifully, sometimes wittily, with deeply painful experiences of immigrant life in Britain without, in most part, expressing any … Continue reading

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Scottish Referendum: the Good News, the Hope and the Fear

From the Vicarage As I write, the Scottish vote on independence will be held tomorrow. The polls today show the gap between yes and no stands at 4%, which is too close to call. By the time you read this, … Continue reading

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Why parish church is more easily real church

I am the vicar of a small, urban priority parish, so I am naturally biased toward the parish (or local church) model over the network model of church.  Both the local church and gathered church are real church, as Calvin … Continue reading

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Jehovah’s Witnesses’ ask us “What does the bible really teach?”

I have been really impressed by the recent appearance of a number of street stalls hosted by Jehovah’s Witnesses which ask clearly and simply “What does the bible really teach?” I am impressed because many JWs are out on the … Continue reading

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The new masthead photo for Transforming Grace. A birds eye view of Holy Trinity West Bromwich.

My new header photo was inspired by the headers over at The Vicar’s Wife and at The Urban Pastor whose photos are of the place in which they serve the Lord, West Bromwich and Balham respectively. I like being reminded … Continue reading

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What do vicars do all day? (2)

It’s two full months since I started using a time recording app to check what I spend my time on.  I want to ensure I am spending time wisely.  It’s broad brush stuff, I look at the percentages each month … Continue reading

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Ministry Trainee post at Holy Trinity

Do you (or someone you know) want to learn to serve Christ, lead ministry and teach the bible in West Bromwich?  As well as all the experience, there’s lots of fresh baked cake from the vicar’s wife’s messy kitchen and … Continue reading

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Advert: Ministry Trainee post at Holy Trinity West Bromwich

Holy Trinity church is delighted to offer the opportunity for someone to gain experience in Christian ministry through our Ministry Trainee scheme. We have a post available and encourage applicants from any church background and denomination. You must have a … Continue reading

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New term – SOUL Course and here’s the trailers

Getting geared up for the new term, when we’ll be running the SOUL course. I came across this trailer. Edgey, well produced, straight to the point.

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