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Engaging with our culture: Plugged In by Dan Strange

As light relief from reading books on gender and sexuality over Christmas I turned to Dan Strange’s book – Plugged In. It’s about how Christians can and should engage with our culture, and he gives some helpful principles on how … Continue reading

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Tim Keller: Walking with God through Pain and Suffering: The Christian hope.

As we looked at Job over the Summer I read a number of books on suffering. One of the most helpful was Tim Keller’s book; “Walking with God through Pain and Suffering.” https://www.10ofthose.com/uk/products/19793/walking-with-god-through-pain The book is divided into three: • … Continue reading

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Joyfully giving thanks – Colossians 1:9-14

As we come to look at this passage on Sunday, here are some words from Don Carson (Spiritual Reformation, pages 109-110) on verses 12-14 that challenge our prayers: “If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, he would … Continue reading

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Enjoying God by Tim Chester – Word Alive 2019 seminars

These are some notes from Tim Chester’s Enjoying God seminars at Word Alive 2019.  They are by no means a complete record of the seminars, and are my notes – so may not completely reflect what he was saying. They … Continue reading

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The Things of Earth – Joe Rigney

I’ve read “The Things of Earth” recently by Joe Rigney.  He’s looking at how we can enjoy the things God has given us in this world while not idolising them, but rather giving thanks to God for them (and more … Continue reading

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Why we should want someone to become a Christian

There are positive reasons and negative reasons why we would want someone to become a Christian; things that would be good for that person and things to avoid. Here are the positive reasons, the negative are the flip side of … Continue reading

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