Tag Archives: salvation

7 dimensions to salvation

William Barclay in his commentary on Romans notes seven aspects to Christian salvation. It was salvation from physical illness (Mt 9:21; Lk 8:36) It was salvation from danger (Mt 8:25; Mt 14:30) It was salvation from life’s infection (Acts 2:40) It was salvation from lostness

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Book Review: Love Wins

So finally I’ve got here with a review of the most controversial Christian book in ages, Rob Bell’s Love Wins: At the heart of Life’s Big Questions. Be warned this is quite a long post. I’ve been wondering how to begin, how to both sum

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The most repugnant idea ever

Christmas has been tamed but at its heart it is scandalous, shocking and offensive. I’ll let Richard Dawkins explain why. Dawkins was (over) reacting to the Pope’s Thought for the Day on the BBC yesterday. “(this is)…the centrepiece of what Ratzinger actually did say in

Jesus will help me

I am a convert. I was a very reluctant father but I just love it. A week ago my two-year old son gave me a sentence of great theology that I hope and pray he never ever forgets or stops believing. We were reading a

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Bonhoeffer on: The Big Question

This might get a little technical but it’s worth thinking about: “Hasn’t the individualistic question about personal salvation almost completely left us all? Aren’t we really under the impression that there are more important things than that question (perhaps not more important than the matter

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Front Edge

Sunday gone, was an interesting day. The West Midlands region of Newfrontiers took part in an initiative called Front Edge. The ‘front edge’ being where the church connects with those who don’t yet follow Christ. The format is simple and straightforward. A guest speaker comes,

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There's nothing like the church

Today was another good day in the life of North Shrewsbury Community Church with a talk by Terry Hotchkiss (from Barnabas Community Church) on healing. We saw people recommit themselves to following Christ and some take that step for the first time, we saw people

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Embracing Jesus

Today has been a great day in the life of North Shrewsbury Community Church. Most importantly because we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Not only that but one of our members (Amy A) was baptised into Christ. What a great day for that to