For such a time as this

Cast your mind back to the beginning of 2020. A new year lay ahead. Many of us made New Year’s resolutions and talked about changes we would like to see happen this year. Others set goals and made plans for the year ahead. We had dreams, hopes and expectations of what 2020 would bring. Fast []
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Jesus Gonna be Here

Fredrick Buechner once said: ‘There would be a strong argument for saying that much of the most powerful preaching of our time is the preaching of the poets, playwrights, novelists [and lyricists] because it is often they better than the rest of us who speak with awful honesty about the absence of God in the []
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The Bible is…

Irrelevant.  Preachy.  Unreliable.  BORING. Ever heard any of the above? Ever believed any of the above?  I have.  At one point I thought it was the most boring book EVER. I had an illustrated “comic strip” version as a kid which I thought was ok, but the one without pictures? Pass. Funnily enough, I actually []
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God is a DJ

I’d say Bounce was class! There I said it. Although I’ve grown up and been part of the Urban Junction story, Bounce was one of them things that I never got to experience and don’t get me wrong, my experience of Urban Junction has been an extremely positive one…but still. I would have loved a []
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Lent Thoughts

The Overs bible study group has been challenged in our latest study to spend 15 minutes with God each day – building a relationship with him. This involves giving him time to speak with us as well as us telling him honestly how we are. It can take place anytime, anywhere and anyhow. We commented []
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Come to the Table

Listening to and sharing new songs and artists is something that I love to do, so I thought a blog would be a great place to continue that. About a month ago I came across a song called “Come to the Table” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfKVe4-j48w). It was late at night, I couldn’t sleep and I had some []
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Faith, Hope & Love

Faith, hope and love. Probably the three most integral concepts of our church. 1 Thessalonians just overflows with church love. It seeps out of every sentence. You only need to read the beginning: ‘We always give thanks to God for all of you, as we make mention of you in our prayers. We constantly remember []
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That we live our verbs, not nouns

That we live our verbs, not nouns[1] I was asked if  I could set the “blog ball” in motion for 2020 – how could I refuse.  Naturally, I was a bit panicked as to what I would write and then realised that I can only write about what I am currently learning or more appropriately []
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Emmanuel, a Prayer

My favourite Bible verse at Christmas time is Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel” (which means “God with us”). It summarises the whole story of Christmas – God comes to earth. What an awesome event. As I think of my loved ones, I want []
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Crossing the Road

I watched someone engrossed in her phone step out into the road in front of oncoming traffic. I immediately made the judgement that she was an idiot. I would never be so stupid as to cross the road without looking. I watched someone engrossed in her phone step out into the road in front of []
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