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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 in a world where we otherwise feel the burden of proving our worth.
Despite the implacable opposition Jesus received from the religious establishment, we tend to think his ministry was an unbridled success. By the time Jesus returned to his home town of Nazareth in Mark 6, he had healed the sick, cast out demons,

 

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The Rex Factor

How do we live with a sense of God's endless presence?
One of the interminable series of 80s nostalgia trips on TV recently nominated Every Breath you Take by the Police

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Pushy Parents

The social phenomenon of the pushy parent has received a lot of attention recently. Can ambition be sanctified and put in the service of God? We all know pushy parents – the kind who are so intent on ensuring their children get on in life that they will stop at nothing to secure it.

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

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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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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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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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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Hannah's Prayer

Hannah's Prayer

Out of one young mum’s anguish comes the joyful prediction of a world remade.

There is a critical difference between the Quran - the Muslim holy book - and the Bible. For Muslims, the Quran is the speech of God dictated without human editing. For Christians, the Bible is divine inspiration working through human agency. In other words, when looking at the Bible, we should take seriously who said what, when and why because it is the story of God’s unfolding relationship with the human race. As far as we can tell, most of the Bible was written by men. While trusting in the divine inspiration of scripture, many feel that their voice and the voices of countless male theologians through the centuries have predominated - Read More

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Special One

SPECIAL ONE
As John Lennon almost said, mission is what happens while we're making other plans. Our work for God is right in front of us, just where he intends it.ns.
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Keeping Spiritual In An Over-Sceduled World

KEEPING SPIRITUAL IN AN OVER-SCHEDULED WORLD
As long as work – even work for the Lord – takes precedence over time spent with the Lord,
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The Rex Factor

THE REX FACTOR
God is looking for people who can shape their world in the image of Christ. Those who shape their own lives first are best placed to do this.
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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.