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Does God expect a victim of abuse to forgive their abuser?

I’ve just watched Mez McConnell talk with Andy Constable, Graham Thompson, and Ian Williamson about the difficult topic of abuse and forgiveness. I want to share it on my blog for some important reasons. If you have suffered abuse of … Continue reading

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Why it pleased the Father to bruise the Son

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him.  Isaiah 53:10 Stephen Charnock considers God’s pleasure in bruising the Son and how the forgiveness of the sinner is a geater pleasure to God than the cost and the pain of the … Continue reading

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What is forgiveness?

I was talking through what is means to forgive with another vicar recently asking “what is forgiveness?”  It would seem to be obvious but it’s not.  If someone sins against you, then how do you forgive? For lots of people … Continue reading

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George Foreman on conversion and forgiveness

I’m reading George Foreman’s biography “By George” which is a really delightful book.  Foreman’s renewed character, from feral street kid to proud boxer to humbled sinner saved by Christ, shines through his writing and he sounds a lot like he … Continue reading

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From the vicarage May 2011

From the vicarage May 2011 I’ve been looking again at a paper I wrote for my interview for the post of Vicar at Holy Trinity. As I read it I rediscovered this seven value statement, which I borrowed from another … Continue reading

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Blessed

This autumn at Holy Trinity we’re discovering how to receive God’s blessings. The dates on which we are dealing with each of nine blessings are shown below along with a Psalm. Check the date, the psalm and the blessing then … Continue reading

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