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Schaeffer, Theresa, Nouwen and Vanier…

All I believe chose to live in community in some form of other. So that’s Francis Schaeffer (L’Abri), Mother Theresa (famous nun and convent dweller), Henri Nouwen and Jean Vanier (both L’Arche). Any others?

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An instinct for community

I’m currently reading a book that gives an introduction to the life and thought of Augustine (review to follow soon). I have to admit I didn’t know too much about the great man other than his views on original sin, his influence and the name

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The Cup of Wrath

*Warning – Theological post* Ever since the whole atonement debate kicked off in evangelical circles, a few things about it have troubled me. Since reading Pierced for our Transgressions¬†they’ve troubled me some more. One aspect of it is how people answer this question, ‘what was

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The Community Debate rumbles on

Ian Matthews moves the community debate on a notch and helpfully provides links and a summary so far. Come and join in the fun, this is a community after all….

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Let's Go – Day Two

I am exhausted after another amazing day! We began with worship led by Gareth LeLong-McKean, where again we really sensed God’s presence with us. Plus teaching from myself and Terry Hotchkiss on how God could use even a single conversation to change someone’s destiny. Stirring

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Let's Go North Shrewsbury – Day One

Well we’re up and running! Let’s Go North Shrewsbury began today. We were so encouraged by the turn out with 54 volunteers from 5 churches coming on the first day. In fact we had so many people that we did an expected 2 afternoon’s work

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Absent again

I’ve been getting ready for our church’s biggest ever outreach which starts tomorrow so I’ve been a bit busy and I guess will be a bit busy until next week. I’ll post some stuff if I get the chance about how things go, but we’re

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Who are the baptised?

A new debate has kicked off on both sides of the Atlantic, this time concerning baptism. To follow the links to the various debates head over to Adrian Warnock¬†who as always trackes these things pretty thoroughly. I’ve added a comment or two over there as