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May they be one as you, Father, and I are one: overcoming segregation in the church

God is using the changes in our parish to make us read the scriptures from a fresh perspective.  In the space of ten or fifteen years, people from all over the world have moved into our small, once settled community.  … Continue reading

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Ray Ortland at Word Alive 2017. Galatians session 1 #WAevent2017

Francis Schaeffer wrote: “The central problem of our age is not liberalism or modernism, nor the old Roman Catholicism or the new Roman Catholicism, nor the threat of communism, nor even the threat of rationalism and the monolithic consensus which … Continue reading

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Anti-homogenous church in Ruth

Homogenous church of cold people During my time at Oak Hill College (2002-05) I wrote an essay on the work of Donald McGavran and his homogenous church growth principle.  McGavran had been brought up as a missionary kid in India … Continue reading

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Anti-homogenous church in the Sermon on the Mount

Have you ever noticed that circles of friends, interest groups and religious bodies, including churches, are mostly made up of people who look like each other or act like each other?   White middle-class churches, black churches, Asian churches are obvious … Continue reading

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Art, virtue and knowledge in good communication.

I’ve been thinking about Rico Tice’s seminar on evangelistic preaching and believe his diagram on art, virtue and knowledge in sermons can be applied to all verbal communication including dialogue. In any verbal communication there is a degree of art. … Continue reading

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The Top 10 on Transforming Grace (2008-09)

This time last year I posted the top 10 posts of the year.  Like this time last year I’ll take a break from blogging. I’m going back to the CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having … Continue reading

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How the cross enables ‘liberal’ church

Following on from yesterday’s post on Council Estate Christianity, I preached through Romans at the end of last year and have seen the need for justification by faith alone to be re-established in my life and church life as the … Continue reading

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