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Visit to Dudley (part 5)

This is the fifth and final post on my visit to Revival Fires, Dudley (part 1, 2, 3 & 4). So what did I make of it all? Here are some thoughts in order of how I thought of them (or no order at all)

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Bonhoeffer on: Zimbabwe (?)

As far as I know Bonhoeffer never visited Africa, and of course when DB was alive Zimbabwe as we know it today didn’t exist. But my reading today struck me as being relevant and I wonder if doesn’t apply to at least some portion of

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Visit to Dudley (part 4)

This is the fourth in my reports on my visit to Revival Fires, Dudley (part 1, 2 & 3). It’s about 10.30pm by the time Trevor Baker invites people forward to receive the ‘impartation’ – broadly speaking we’ve had an hour of worship (7.30-8.30pm), an

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Visit to Dudley (part 3)

This is the third in my reports on my visit to Revival Fires, Dudley (part 1 & 2). After the worship and the prayers for healing, came first a short talk/exhortation to give, followed by a longer talk by Trevor Baker. The offering was led

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Visit to Dudley (part 2)

This is the second in my report on my visit to Revival Fires in Dudley (here for part 1). The second part of the meeting was centred around healing. Trevor Baker gave a number of pretty general words of knowledge (arthritis, diabetes etc) and one

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Visit to Dudley (part 1)

In the past I’ve suffered from the British disease of cynicism and so when the latest ‘revival’ claims began to circulate and the ‘Dudley Outpouring‘ began, I determined to try and keep an open mind. Last night, I visited Dudley for myself, to see what

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A challenging day

Last Saturday I took part in a sponsored challenge for a small charity, BreadTrust.Starting at 6am, 13 of us swam 1/2 mile, cycled 80 miles (beautiful journey from Shrewsbury to Lake Vyrnwy and back) and then walked 20 miles over the Shropshire Hills. I finished

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Credit squeeze

Inflation is on the rise in the UK and the top brass aren’t happy, although 3% is a bit better than the 100,000% in Zimbabwe. Anyway for a honest perspective on our financial climate and whether the brass are out of touch read this from