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Who is this?

Reminder of the Mystery.  Truth-speaker.  Great bridge-builder.  The space of love between everything. Inherent victory.  The welcoming within.   These are just a few of the descriptions which Father Richard Rohr has used to describe the Holy Spirit.  He wrote … Continue reading

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Answering Big Questions in Life

Why is there suffering?  Is Jesus God or God Jesus? How do you know that God loves everyone? These honest questions are not simple.  But from the Christian community, the Zacharias Trust and Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics come some … Continue reading

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Chapter and Verse: counter-cultural every day life

The Message version of Romans 12:1-2 puts it well  So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what … Continue reading

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be who you were made to be

This morning, I have a sense that when followers of Jesus do what we are gifted to do ‘as unto the Lord’, no matter how we feel – that God says “You honour me” and it is pleasing to him. … Continue reading

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Thought for the day – from a wee shap in Glasgow

Herewith, the lesson o’ the day from ma pal, Keith, who works in a shap in Glasgow (and writes in Doric): We hae a regular customer that comes intae oor wurk practically a’day, wha’s name’s Andy. Andy is mair kent … Continue reading

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Beginning Asset-based community Development

(from article Robert King “Death and Resurrection of an Urban Church, retrieved 15 April 2017) https://www.faithandleadership.com/death-and-resurrection-urban-church Three steps in the process 1. Listen Learn about your community by paying attention to its people and environment, including individuals; associations and other community … Continue reading

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Growing Community

Have you ever heard church people talking about “reaching out into the community” – and noticed that this phrasing makes it sound like church is over here and community is over there – a completely different entity.  And then found yourself … Continue reading

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