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Paring down to Essentials

In just a few weeks time, at a time not of our choosing, our first child will arrive into the world. As yet, I still don’t have an office to move into. This has been something of a nuisance. It’s not right that my wife

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Joel Edwards on Florida

Joel Edwards, the outgoing general director of the Evangelical Alliance has written a letter in response to the events in Florida. The full text is below and also here at their website. “Dear Colleagues in Christ,I suspect that many of you have watched with interest

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Fresh eyes…

Few things are as exciting to a pastor as hanging out around new believers. Your faithful servants are great too, but when a new believer understands grace for the first time and their eyes light up and they see how much that means God values

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Volf on: Extraordinary Life

“You sit on your couch, beer or soda in your hand and junk food by your side watching TV for hours – that’s ordinary. You work around the clock not because you have to feed your family, but for no other reason than to park

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Terry Virgo on Lakeland

I posted the links here and here to what Terry Virgo said at the Newfrontiers UK leaders prayer and fasting gathering on Lakeland. Here’s the audio. If you’re interested in this revival, this is a must listen.

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Volf: God is not a Santa Claus God

“Some scholars of popular religion describe Santa as a god of consumerist materialism whose sole purpose is to give. And indeed, many people think of God in this way, as a Santa Claus conveniently enlarged to divine proportions. God is an infinitely rich, always available,

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Forgiveness

Last Sunday I preached a simple and straightforward message on Forgiveness from the parable of the unmerciful servant (Mt 18:21-35). Jesus is blunt about it’s significance, real danger awaits those who refuse to forgive while accepting the Father’s grace. The response was such that it

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Revival (?) blogs update

My reading on all these events grows a little wider all the time as people continue to post their thoughts on what’s happening, including personal experiences. As usual it’s a mix of positive and less so… Peter Kirk says Lakeland is now in the secular