Monthly Archives: June 2015

Guest Post: Running the Race by John Dagnan

Guest Post: Running the Race by John Dagnan

I have recently read a book by someone who spent a year in Kenya to discover why Kenyans are the greatest distance runners in the world. It gave me some interesting comparisons with the Christian life.                                     When a Kenyan goes into a race he believes that he will win, because he is a Kenyan.  I have also been at a race where a couple of Kenyans turned up and heard someone say “no prizes today …

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Are you wetting yourself with excitement?!

You are seven years old, you have good parents, it’s Christmas morning, it’s 6:59 AM. You know, at 7 AM that it’s time to open presents. Controlling your bladder is a real issue! That moment, that feeling, is the truest analogy for biblical hope that I have heard. Somehow,  hope as a concept has been downgraded from confident expectation to a whimsical feeling which contains no confidence. Freedom!!!! I feel like I needed to say …

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Time after time…

Time after time…

There was a thing on Facebook which few people commented on about: Don’t get how you live an ‘un busy’ life when … [insert personal story here] Any ideas? Ok, so I want to throw some stuff out there on this, but here’s some provisos. 1. I don’t know your individual circumstances, so these are generalities and if they don’t fit/work for you, sorry. 2. Please don’t take offence, I’m going to comment on things …

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Extra, Extra, Comment all about it…

Just so you know, I write this blog off the top of my head, with my music on loud and due to my dyslexia, I speak it in through a microphone rather than typing. Why am I telling you this? Because I want to be clear, this is not my final thought on anything! This blog is me working out my thoughts in public. Nobody should leave this church because they disagree with my blog. …

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Exodus Epiphany?

Exodus Epiphany?

    I’m going to venture into a little Bible study today. I’ve not heard anyone put forward the view/interpretation that I’m about to offer today, that leaves me a little  less confident than usual in my offering!   During the house move I was reading Genesis and close to our arrival in Coventry I finished the book of Genesis and found myself reflecting on the movement of Jacobs family from the promised land down into …

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