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Tim Farron Resigns as Leader of Lib Dems

I’m sure you’ve seen the news.  Tim Farron has stepped down as leader of the Liberal Democrat political party as he views his leadership of the party as incompatible with his faith in Christ.  Whether you’re supportive of his (and the Lib Dems) policies or not, his situation reveals much about our society’s willingness to [...]

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In the aftermath of yet another attack by Islamic extremists in Europe, the claim that Islam is ‘truly a religion of peace’ becomes increasingly difficult to accept without question. Much has been written in recent days, but, for me, three great articles stand out as useful for Christian consideration. Firstly, Adam Taylor writing in the [...]

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… on the book of Isaiah from our friends at 10ofthose.com  

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Winter Celebration - Thanks!

Thank you so much to all who turned up for our Winter Celebration last Sunday afternoon.  It was a great time of activities, music and crafts.  And the Frozen bouncy castle seemed to be a particular hit. Thanks in particular to Heather, Nat and Naomi for all their planning and hard work which made it [...]

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It was with great surprise that I read of Peter Tatchell’s change of mind in his column in Monday’s Guardian newspaper. 2 years ago, a bakery run by confessing evangelical Christians in Northern Ireland, refused to make a cake iced with the slogan, ‘Support Gay Marriage.’  The owners, a young married couple, argued that to [...]

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See this great response from Prof Don Carson:

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It seems almost counter-intuitive. How can a greater knowledge of our falleness actually serve to encourage our hearts in Christ? Surely, considering the depth of our sin will only lead us to despair? Well, no, argues that great 19th century ‘Prince of Preachers’, Charles Spurgeon. Actually, the biblical truth is quite the opposite. As we [...]

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It was a delight to baptise David White last Sunday.  How wonderful to hear such a clear testimony to God’s gracious work of salvation in Christ.  Here are words reflecting on that gracious salvation from J.C. Ryle in his ‘Practical Religion’ from the chapter entitled ‘The Best Friend’: ‘Jesus is able to pardon and save [...]

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In teaching recently about pastoral care, I was reminded again of the importance of the believer’s heart in God’s agenda.  God intends not to shape our thoughts, behaviour and emotions in the first instance, but His work of making us more like Christ begins in our hearts.  Jesus explains why: 43 ‘No good tree bears bad [...]

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Jim Cary, speaking at the Global Globes, puts ‘success’ in perspective…  

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