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Living in Love and Faith; Imago Dei Woodcarving

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Towards Spiritual Maturity – William Still – the roots of biblical counselling from the 1960s

Overcoming evil in the Christian Life. Working with Christ through spiritual battles, depression, self doubt and anxiety. Mr Still unpacks the victory of Christ over sin and evil before exploring the reality of sin and evil in the life of … Continue reading

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Woodworking – Pine Cross in Oak

I’ve been reliving my teenage years when I used to love working with wood.

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GS 2219 – failure to prevent the weaponising of CDM

Overall comment The proposals in GS 2219 make several improvements to the existing scheme for clergy discipline but fall short of what is needed to protect clergy from the destructive weaponizing of the measure. The CDM process has been shown … Continue reading

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Working out your salvation with fear and trembling is not a private matter.

In Philippians 2:12 Paul writes, “continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” As we read the English translation, which confuses “you” singular and “you” plural, in our individualistic culture, we can turn this instruction into a private … Continue reading

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Jehovah Tsidkenu – 20schemes music

There are not many men who die before their 30th birthday yet go on to influence people for generations. Robert Murray M’Chenyne was born in Edinburgh (Scotland) in 1813. Gifted by God as a man of words, his essays and … Continue reading

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It’s okay NOT to be okay. Rico Villaneuva.

It’s okay not to be okay Rico Villaneuva It’s Sunday morning. You have just experienced a horrific natural disaster, or the death of a loved one, institutionalised corruption or personal failure. The opening words of the church gathering are a … Continue reading

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Learning to protect against abuse

One of my favourite songs of all time is 10,000 Maniacs’ “What’s the matter here?” The song tells the story of a woman who witnesses the domestic abuse of a child who lives on her street and the woman cries … Continue reading

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The Secular Lord’s Prayer

The Secular Lord’s Prayer There’s no Father in heaven No heavenly place No king to respect Just the vast human race. What I own I deserve I’ve no need for redress But blame other people When they make a mess. … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Day 39: Sydney and the Blue Mountains

We are half way through nine days in Sydney and it has exceeded most of our high expectations.  The Blue Mountains have been my personal highlight.  Stunning natural beauty which makes me wonder at the genius of the creator God. … Continue reading

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