Posts tagged with: Jesus

“I see you”, this line in the film Avatar refers to more than just “I’m looking in your direction” or, “yeah, yeah I know you are there.”  It is about being fully present, fully aware . . . fully paying attention.  Do we do this in our ministry with children and young people?  Do we......
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The Bible Society have produced another fantastic little video for Christmas. It’s called “The Greatest Journey”, following Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and has the great Dai Woolridge, with his lyrical voice leading us through.  Cleverly, the rhythm and tempo are in the style of “We’re Going on a Bearhunt” . . . Lovely rhymes......
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My usual thing with assemblies is to talk about myself . . . by that I mean relate the topic / theme / point to my own life, how I live, what I find easy, difficult, scary, exciting etc!  Being personal without being too personal . . . children love this . . . I......
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I listened with great interest to the first Reith lecture of this year being delivered by Kwame Anthony Appiah (there are to be another three) – check out the Reith website here for more information about them. My great interest was in what the content of the lecture might be. The subject was “Creed” from......
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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......
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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......
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As we approach the end of the year we can sometimes find ourselves in one of three places mentally, spiritually, emotionally . . . they are these (all from personal experience!) :: Excited beyond words.  Yep, absolutely ready for it . . . we have plans and motivation for next year and we can’t wait......
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In the film, “Thor – The Dark World”, we get this great quote from the lead character, I’d rather be a good man than a great king Something in what he has seen of “greatness” has made him reconsider his destiny (He is expected to be King of Asgard) . . . I love the whole......
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Elijah is a man of extremes.  We see that in His unshakable faith in what God will do and his obedience and calling is taken to the limit on Mt Carmel . . . we see it too in his desperation and his sense of failure, considering himself no better that his ancestors – almost......
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Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?  These are the real questions.  I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will be many......
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