THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
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Prawn Sandwich Prayers

Prawn Sandwich Prayers

What stadium sport shows us about intercession
Sports fans: do you expect your team to win or lose as the match starts? Two factors usually come into play: personality and context. Natural optimists imagine the goals, tries and runs coming freely. Life’s Eeyores expect their team to throw it all away in the dying minutes. This is where context comes into play.

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The Vanity Of Nations

The Vanity Of Nations

How an ancient text speaks to the world today. Who said the nation-state would become irrelevant in the new century?

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Pen Pal

Pen Pal

What kind of letter would Jesus write to you today?
Every year throws up new phrases by which we can remember it.

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Messy Prayer

Messy Prayer

True intercession is like a couple of musicians playing off one another until a new sound is made and a new song can be sung

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Smug Media

Smug Media

Has there ever been another time when more people have wanted to be someone else? You have to hand it to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

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How Do We Distinguish The Word Of God In The Words Of Others?

How Do We Distinguish The Word Of God In The Words Of Others?

Adding God's name to a word of guidance can make it difficult to assess unless we have the tools ..

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 The Dehydrated Church

The Dehydrated Church

Is it possible that the church has lost too much water and is suffering from the symptoms? One day a few years ago I conducted a whistle-stop guided ....

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Unhinged Ministry

Unhinged Ministry

Unhinged Ministry
We may dislike ourselves and feel useless, but this does not mean we are fruitless in the work of God.

If every book of the Bible were a website, Jeremiah would receive fewer hits than most, certainly fewer than its neighbour, Isaiah. Jeremiah’s job specification, to prophesy the unavoidable fall of Jerusalem and the taking of its people makes for a difficult and unsettling read, like being made to watch a film you know will end badly and make you unhappy. There remains a cultural bias against Jeremiah,
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Girls On The Edge

GIRLS ON THE EDGE
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BACK IN MY DAY
Adults have always struggled to interpret the heartbeat of the generation they bring up, but this has become harder with the fluctuating rhythms of social media
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THE GOSPEL AND THE MARKET

THE GOSPEL AND THE MARKET
Those who feel their interests are threatened by the Christian message typically hide their financial concern behind a veneer of public spiritedness.
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Live Aid's Legacy
Live Aid's Legacy

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

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.