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40 days of transformation: Day 2 – get a right attitude to authority

Today I’ve been teaching on the subject of authority and the bible.  It has challenged me in my attitude toward godly authority.  I am much more western secular in my self determination than I like to admit.  The Lent course … Continue reading

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When risk and reward replace duty and love

The UK was once marked by a spirit of duty under God and love.  Men and women would go to great lengths to do the right thing for others, even at great personal cost.  This spirit has been replaced in … Continue reading

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95 theses against the assumptions of secularism

In 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 theses “Disputation on the power and efficacy of indulgences” on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg.  What Luther did that morning arguably began the reformation of the church in Europe.  There … Continue reading

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From the vicarage March 2010

From the vicarage March 2010 By the time this edition of the parish magazine is published we might know the date of the next general election. So what sort of person do we want as our local MP? What sort … Continue reading

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Gang rape and the need to cry for mercy

In Judges 19 a young woman is raped and murdered by a gang of sex craved men.  There is something missing in the event.  Throughout the book a pattern of behaviour is repeated: the people forget God they fall into … Continue reading

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