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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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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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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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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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Everything Changed…

‘There was a violent earthquake¬†for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it’ So Matthew begins his account of the resurrection of Jesus. In the same … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry is Listening

If ‘the first duty of love is to listen’ (Paul Tillich) and love is the defining virtue of our faith, then we need to recognise that listening is not only at the heart of good youth ministry but also its … Continue reading

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Confirming Faith

I was confirmed last Sunday – I’ve been a Christian for over 30 years and a full-time youth minister in the church of England for nearly 14 years and responsible for preparing young people and others for baptism and confirmation … Continue reading

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