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From the Vicarage July 2014

There are lots of fashionable or popular teachings of Jesus Christ in our culture and community. These are sayings which everyone agrees are good, even if we don’t manage to do them perfectly. Love your neighbour. Do unto others as … Continue reading

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A parachute as an illustration of faith and works

I can’t imagine what skydivers think as they leap from a plane with a parachute tied to their back.  They have to have complete faith in the parachute before they jump, trusting that it will stop them crashing into the … Continue reading

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Wales against France and the insitinct for justice

So Sam Warburton was sent off in today’s RWV semi-final for a (semi) spear-tackle.  Did the tackle warrant a red card or should it have just been yellow?  There’s loads of debate in the papers and doubtless in the pubs … Continue reading

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West Bromwich: lessons from Jonah on mission

This is a transcript of a 10 minute talk I gave on Monday 9th May at a West Bromwich churches prayer meeting, UNITE. How many of us know the stories of Gladys Aylward or Jackie Pullinger? Both women really wanted … Continue reading

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The trees in “My first Message” bible

My middle son has just moved up from “My First Message” bible to “New Century Version International Children’s Bible” My First Message has been a real favourite for my son, as the battered spine and torn edges show. It has … Continue reading

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