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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. And it starts with God. Among the many characteristics of our generation, one failing stands out increasingly: we do not listen as well as we should.  I doubt the human race has ever been good at this. How many times have we passed on a piece of information, only to find it horribly distorted once it has gone through the hands of several people? In our darker moments,

 

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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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The Unlikely Candidate

The Unlikely Candidate

The Unlikely Candidate
God is an idiosyncratic manager of the resources at his disposal, but then again, perhaps he has to be, as the numbers often don’t stack up in our favour

Reading the Book of Judges is an unsettling experience for it contains the kind of casual, gratuitous violence normally associated with a modern American film. The Hollywood phenomenon of ear-splitting, body-eviscerating special effects has been dubbed post-human cinema, presumably because subtle human emotion doesn’t get a look in. If the modern blockbuster is post-human, there are grounds for describing Judges as pre-human as the same principles seem to be at work. Samson symbolises this tendency, with his Die Hard prequel aimed at the Philistines - Read More

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

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

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