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In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says, You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot // Matthew 5:13 What is interesting about that phrase, “no longer......
There is a powerful new advert out from NatWest. I think it has something to do with promoting their social responsibility credentials (I won’t be discussing that here!) However, the video raises some interesting questions about who we are – essentially saying that “we are what we do.” We make choices and decisions, it is......
This book aims to help children draw close to God through biblical stories of night time and sleep. What is not to love about this book? A helpful introduction from Rachel sets the scene – encouraging us to make the book our own. This is not a “how to” manual of navigating the night time......
The Boost Conference 2016 is happening in London on Tuesday 11th October (9.45am – 4.30pm). The theme for the day is “building emotional and spiritual well-being in children, young people and those who work with them”. I can’t recommend the content of this day highly enough. Top notch speakers on some vital topics. Get there......
Erasmus was a dutch theologian.  He was a priest, social critic and teacher. In 1516 he translated the New Testament in to Greek.  I know that might sound odd, as the original was a form of Greek with a bit of Aramaic thrown in . . . but, for over 1000 years the church had......
There are a flurry of blog posts I’ve seen today after a couple of articles over the weekend about growth in the Church of England and the disquiet from some about the Reform and Renewal programme. First, there was an article about the plans to reverse the decline in congregations from an opponent of the......
I love the following passage from Eugene Peterson, “The Word Made Flesh“, the whole book is great – I have previously reviewed it, and I recommend it.  The quote below is a response to the constant (it seems) pursuit of the famous, the cool, the uber-hip, the trendy, the beautiful, the eloquent – even in Christian ministry,......
Imagine, if you would, a river in full flow. You are standing on the grassy bank and gazing at the field and hills on the other side. Looking up and down river, you search for a bridge – there is no bridge that you can see. Swimming is out of the question; the current is......