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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. The day after the knife-edge US Presidential election of 2000, when a few dimpled chads in Florida hung between George W Bush, Al Gore and the Oval Office, the departing President Bill Clinton wryly remarked:

 

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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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Light Touch Intercession

Light Touch Intercession

As God shapes the pottery, he invites us to place our hands around his in prayer. As we grow more confident, he asks us to put pressure on ....

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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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What Do We Do With Bad News About Others?

What Do We Do With Bad News About Others?

If we allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by so much mediated human suffering,

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The Greatest

The Greatest

True honour is to be found among those who take their turn at the back of a queue


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Living Stones

Living Stones

Living Stones
Career, possessions and body image are today's holy trinity. Is it any wonder we obsess over our identity and feel the insecurity we don't quite match up?

I wonder how you would describe yourself if someone asked? For me, the words ‘over-weight, under-fit, white middle aged Anglican male with a desk job’ would do nicely. Sounds really glamorous, doesn’t it? The only minority status I have in this world is being left-handed, which doesn’t really cut it in the struggle for civil rights.
Personal identity has become such an important question for us today and we are asking it in a very different way to previous eras. Three major forces have hit us in the last century or so: industrialisation, urbanisation and globalisation.
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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.