Category Archives: devotion

Pastor’s Report February and March

I thought that I would give an update on what I have been up to, partly for the benefit of the church, but to help me to reflect as well. The first thought that comes to me is that a … Continue reading

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The Worldview of Fiction

Thinking again about Terry Pratchett, and secular fiction.  This is important for me as an English teacher.  Is there spiritual value in reading deliberately secular fiction?  Or for that matter, secular poetry, or secular drama?  Yes, I would argue. There … Continue reading

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Living His Testimonies

I want to explore Psalm 119.  Not all in one go!  But I have been appreciating it for some time now, and recently I bumped into someone who had gone one better than me and memorized the Psalm in Hebrew.  … Continue reading

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How much do you need?

I will never forget a short children’s message I heard one Christmas, not when I was a child, but asking the question: How much do you need before you accept Christ?  All the wise men had was a star! When … Continue reading

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Luke 9

Luke 9 the Reading Just read this one through, and I’m struck by what David Pawson said about Luke, that it is the most loved of the gospels, but the least read (about 3 mins in).  For example, I am very … Continue reading

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Looking for Luke

something of worth, the more distinct and rarefied and precious it is? Continue reading

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Declared with Power (and scruples)

The idea of Jesus in a manger is a cute one; a ‘helpless babe’ actually holding the universe in his hands. In the word of Michael Card: more than you can see; give up on your ponderings and fall down … Continue reading

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Losing your Mojo

I have been going through one of those seasons in your life where you are just, yep, living. Just about. Continue reading

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Tribute to a Pastor Part Two

My second, slightly delayed, portion of Tribute to a Pastor: Leading a Meeting This would be where his pastoral gifting and leadership anointing would be seen.  As a church who believes in the priesthood of all believers, we see an … Continue reading

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Bread on the Water

It seems to be more difficult as I get older to take risks.  There are some risks I have been accustomed to taking since I was little; for example, relying on my speed (on a bike or in a car!) … Continue reading

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