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Two voices of vocation

Two stories of two lives in the last few days drew me to think of two voices in our search for our vocation. They reminded me of the importance of knowing and following our true calling. One was of a … Continue reading

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A little child will lead them

Today’s Advent reading from Isaiah confirms that we need to let children be leaders in the church – or does it? This phrase from the book of Isaiah is often quoted out of context as a proof text to encourage … Continue reading

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Look back in wonder

30 years ago this week I started my first full-time post as a professional youth worker. 30 years working with young people, mainly teenagers, countless lives who have touched mine and changed me. Sometimes that has been mutual and our … Continue reading

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When an ‘absolute priority’ really isn’t!

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s task group on evangelism has just published its report in time for debate at the next General Synod. Already the Church Times¬†has picked out the appropriate call to prayer and the proposal for a week of … Continue reading

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A Vital Ministry?

¬†Youth workers have operated for years on the principle that if young people do not come to us, then we go to them – and so we have models of work such as detached youth work and project-based outreach work … Continue reading

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One verse to rule them all?

Do you have a favourite Bible verse? Or rather is there one verse that you go back to whenever you need a short summary of the gospel? My guess is that verse may be John 3:16, “for God so loved … Continue reading

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Today is International Women’s Day, a day that I confess has passed me by in previous years but this year I’ve been much more aware of the injustice and difficulties that women face locally and globally. From the abduction of … Continue reading

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