Thumbs-up Jesus

It was 500 years ago this week that the monk, Martin Luther, nailed his ninety-five theses on the door of the Wittenburg church. It’s been said Luther didn’t intend to start a revolution but merely to express and discuss his views in the way that was typical at the time. Whatever his intentions, he fuelled []
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Who is this man…

Ever heard someone say “Jesus just isn’t for me”? I know I said it once upon a time. I had that instinctive, uncomfortable rejection of the very name of Jesus, even though I didn’t know much about him (ie nothing) at the time. The past few Sundays, we’ve been looking at who Jesus was, and []
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Matthew & Fiona: Update

To our dear Ignite Family, We miss you! It’s hard to believe we are now 2 months into a new life here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has been a whirlwind of emotions, highs and lows, joy and frustration and adventure, tears and deep breaths. Here are some snippets… What’s different? Everything!! There is quite []
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Hope…

I have been wondering about hope. As usual, I had innumerable questions and not a shadow of an answer: Is hope always a good thing? It’s a positive word. Faith, hope and love…generally sounds good. Assuming that the hoped-for thing is morally right, of course, is there ever any reason when you shouldn’t cherish hope? []
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This is Offensive and Nonsense

Ever gotten some news and it has changed the way you see things? This can range from something quite simple like finding our Liverpool aren’t the greatest team in world football to the really deep stuff like discovering what God’s plan for your life is. These of course are only examples, but I’m sure you []
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Beyond Brave

They were willing to risk their lives, even if it led to death.Revelation 12:11 (NIVR) Evan Mawarire, on Sunday 24 September 2017, after his arrest. While he was preaching someone told him the police were waiting outside for him. Evan earns his living as an MC at weddings and other functions; he is the unpaid []
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Abracadabra

John 1:1-3, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made… The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen []
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The Right Moment

How can I write a blog? I’m an impulsive storywriter at best who doesn’t really write “for” other people, usually, that is. Tough! Even if I’m not ideally suited, I’ve agreed to do this. You need the right moment to start writing and I think this is one. What can I write about? I’ve had []
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The Secret of Walking the Camino

It took us 226,290 steps to complete the 130km section of the Camino that we journeyed along this summer. I spent the previous six months wondering whether, even if I could do the required number of steps for one day, I would be able to do it day after day. I bought a good pair []
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