Category Archives: The Church

THE TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS OF CHRIST

A Reflection for Easter of 2019 The West African nation of Niger is a somewhat out-of-the-way place. It is one of the poorest of nations, and, sandwiched between the African powerhouse of Nigeria, and the sparsely populated Sahara desert, it … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OF HOMOPHOBIA: WHEN TO SPEAK AND WHEN NOT TO SPEAK

Social media is getting people into trouble. More than ever before, more people can say more things to a wider audience using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And they are sometimes saying them without thinking of the consequences. The freedom to … Continue reading

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OF NATIONS

“Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven”. Acts 2:5 I’ve been reading in the book of Acts recently. This book tells of the establishment of the church as believers in Jerusalem begin to form … Continue reading

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NATIONAL ATHEIST DAY – A CELEBRATION OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST

“The fool says in his heart, there is no God!”. Psalm 14:1 This year Easter Sunday falls on April 1st. The last time this happened was in 1956, when only 10% of those alive today were around to experience it. … Continue reading

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THE OUTRAGED CHRIST

In 2016 I wrote a reflection on the Resurrection as a revelation of the Glory of God in ways that our human minds cannot fully grasp. I did this after I had viewed many images of the crucifixion from the … Continue reading

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THE BANQUET

Europe is currently facing the largest migration of peoples since the Second World War. Many of those who are coming to Europe are displaced from Syria by the civil war there and the depredations of the Islamic State. However there … Continue reading

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The Church in Britain – Three Days, Three Perspectives

I’m in Britain with my family for a few weeks. As a Brit and an ex-pat, living overseas for more than twenty years it has been a privilege to drop in on the church scene in the United Kingdom now … Continue reading

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