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Long Lost family

Long Lost family

Some types of storytelling mess with your brain. Intentionally.

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Valuing Age

Valuing Age

Lots of work is being done round unconscious bias in society, especially around gender and ethnicity

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Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Thy Kingdom Come 2019

Just over two years ago, the Social Mobility Commission produced its latest report and then its

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Epic Fail

Epic Fail

We don’t have to win at everything to be more than a conqueror in Christ

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Believing The Lie

Believing The Lie

Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary decides on a ‘word of the year’.

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Baltic Friendship

Baltic Friendship

On the eightieth anniversary of a relationship etween

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Love Is All We Have

Love Is All We Have

Address to the students, staff and parents of St

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Growing Into A Child

Growing Into A Child

How crass was it of the disciples to turn away people

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No Safe Place

No Safe Place

Words fall in and out of fashion. It’s hard to

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The Man From Nowhere

The Man From Nowhere

Jesus has no origin story in Mark’s Gospel, but in a

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Route 2

Route 2

What do we make of the road not taken? The romance that does not lead to marriage; the job we

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I Can't Go On I'll Go On

I Can't Go On I'll Go On

What happens when we hit a brick wall in ministry?
Lovers of high camp seventies pop will remember well the perms, platforms and falsetto voices of the Gibb

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What God Has Spoken Through The People

What God Has Spoken Through The People

What the Diocese of Rochester’s emerging strategy might uncover.

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The Light Footprint Of Mission

The Light Footprint Of Mission

We need to keep mission simple and not over-complicate things. People just need to know how much God loves them. This is a story all may respond to ...

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Why Violence Has No Part In The Faith

Why Violence Has No Part In The Faith

We should listen, speak and share with others in humble testimony and turn around when our path is

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The Autocrat And Their PR Problem

The Autocrat And Their PR Problem

If only one is in charge, all the skills of shared government must seem to coalesce in one person.

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Why Do We Get So Much Pleasure In Being Hard On Others?

Why Do We Get So Much Pleasure In Being Hard On Others?

The desire to fit in and feel better about ourselves are powerful urges.

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So Who Am I Again?

So Who Am I Again?

Are we becoming more obsessed with questions around our own identity today?

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MY TALKS - Elijah's Spot Kick

Elijah's Spot Kick

If we want God to answer by fire, we need some of that fire in us to start with International football


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What Does War Do To Human Relationships?

What Does War Do To Human Relationships?

War destroys economic value in a nation, but it has a bigger impact still.

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Barnabas People

Barnabas People

No follower of Jesus is perfect, but some set a compelling high standard. What distinguishes those who are most alive with the faith?

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On Standing In The Desert

On Standing In The Desert

Any church wishing to make a distinctive contribution to its locality should identify where the wilderness is and join the people they find there

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I Hear You

I Hear You

Of the simplest things to make the world a healthier place, the gift of listening – patient, undistracted – must rank near the top.

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The Good Shepherd

The Good Shepherd

In creating the image of a shepherd, Jesus identified with a lowly, rural working class. In doing so, he meets with the helpless and the burdened in this world.

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Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Idle conversations and chance meetings are the bread and butter means by which God reaches us, if we can overcome our imperviousness to this.

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