Monthly Archives: September 2015

Offerings of Thanks

Offerings of Thanks

One of the few things  I’ve changed so far in our worship services has been the addition of the “Offerings of Thanks”. With little explanation I’ve dropped in the prayers that I have slightly adapted from American to British English from Bethel Church California.   Two people have approached me about them and expressed concerns about them being “prosperity gospel”. I have heard here-say about people being very frustrated about saying things which “don’t match their …

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Accountability and Anonymity

Accountability and Anonymity

This week I have done schoolroom everyday, to and from school. I was also online when an argument erupted between drivers and motorcyclists. It seems that once we’re in a car many of us forget the norms of human decency. The levels of aggression and anger in my voice are almost never as high as when someone drifts into my lane on the way to school. On twitter this week I got into a “conversation” …

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He, She, It…

Time to take a risk.   So here is a simple thought. In Genesis we read the creation narrative. And God creates human beings in His own image male and female “He” creates them in his own image. God created humanity in God’s own image,         in the divine image God created them,             male and female God created them. Genesis 1:27 Language about God has always caused some discussion and disagreement.           …

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Size Matters

Size Matters

What do you prefer? Do you prefer, the intimacy of a long-lasting home group where people can be themselves and mind deeply into the Bible and pray for one another? Do you love being in a tent with a couple of thousand people worshipping, being in all, being inspired? Or is it with your best friend that you feel most close to God? I used to love the evening service at the church were I …

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