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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 brothers as they sang: when the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on it’s tragedy. The tone of the song belied any notion of tragedy, but it can feel like a personal tragedy when you lose your way in life.

 

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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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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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Tweenagers And Kidults

Tweenagers And Kidults

Tweenagers And Kidults
Why children grow up quickly and their parents don’t want to grow up at all.

The phenomenon of tweenagers, in other words, kids growing older younger, is hardly new, despite what the media claim. Children have always wanted to grow up quickly to claim the entitlements of adult life. What has changed in the last twenty years is the way the surrounding culture has made it possible for them to do this. Children are targeted as consumers now as never before, and they are encouraged to express preferences which they struggle to handle at their age. Sweden has banned advertising to children under the age of 12, but we tolerate our children
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A Time To Leave

A TIME TO LEAVE
Jesus’ leaving of earth could have been a crushing blow to his followers but patient prayer in one place got them ready for a promise.
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Question Time

QUESTION TIME
It isn’t that politics and religion are separate spheres. They are two sides of the same coin. And the whole coin belongs to God.
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The Fist Sized Cloud

THE FIST SIZED CLOUD
A Christian view of climate change is to weigh up perceived threats but not to be paralysed by them. Prayer and activism should be the cutting edges of our concern.
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ARTICLES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Live Aid's Legacy
Live Aid's Legacy

The generosity which inspired July 13, 1985 is still present in the British public ....

Debating Immigration
Debating Immigration

What are the values we should hold to in tackling today's big policy question?

Are We In A Muddle Over Our Discipleship?
Are We In A Muddle Over Our Discipleship?

Have we become so protective of personal autonomy in following Christ that we no longer submit to external discipline?

Is Willpower Enough To Win?
Is Willpower Enough To Win?

There are risks in suggesting that success in our chosen field is merely a function of wanting it more than the next person.