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A devastating storm ripped through Massangulo village (Mozambique) on the 15th of December. There are Global Interaction missionaries working in that region and they would love our support in rebuilding. Donations can be made directly to GIA online or in an envelope addressed to the Missions Committee with Massangulo on it.
A 10-week series for those who would like to explore some major questions about faith (inc. suffering, science & more). Starting 19 February 7:30-9pm at the church For more details: Grant Lester
It seems manufacturers are removing ‘Easter’ from the packaging of chocolate eggs and rabbits. What a relief. Reading the Gospels again, I haven’t noticed rabbits or eggs or chocolate in the story. What I can see is one central message, repeated three times in Luke alone: Remember how he told you, while he was still with
I’m going Africa for 2½ weeks in May. Why? You might know I do preaching mentoring with Michael Raiter from the Centre for Biblical Preaching. You might not know that Michael has been a key figure in our lives for a long time. Michael preached at a missions convention Allison & I attended about 20
The church started life as a marginal minority. A heretical sect despised by the Jews and persecuted by the Romans. But it grew. In 312AD Constantine became Roman Emperor and Christianity became the official religion. Persecution ended, church buildings flew up, and new people flocked to the church. For centuries Christianity remained the state, or
Why do we learn new songs? Why don’t we just sing our familiar favourites? Why don’t we wear the same clothes we did in the 70s? Because fashions change. There’s nothing wrong with 70s clothes, they looked great back then. They’re still fun to wear to parties and trivia nights. But styles change and what
‘Anti-fragile’ is a book by Nassim Taleb about creating systems that benefit from disorder. “Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us