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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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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┬áhas picked out the appropriate call to prayer and the proposal for a week of … 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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#makeithappen

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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Lost Christmas, Lost Church?

Have you ever wondered why we do all those carol services at Christmas? Why do clergy and others run themselves ragged in the weeks and days before Christmas Day putting on services for all those different people? And who are … Continue reading

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17 years old but they’re still children

It’s unusual for me to be suggesting that young people should be treated like children. My youth work practice is normally built around advocating for and giving greater responsibility to young people, on enabling participation in decision-making and empowering young … Continue reading

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Zorbing Church

Do you ever ask yourself, ‘What’s this church thing all about?’ After a weekend with little sleep and constant activity I’m exhausted but exhilarated, recovering but rejoicing and while some muscles ache, I’m energised to keep going. Many of you … Continue reading

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