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    Spotting Our Cultural Bias

    The first five verses of Luke 13 provide one of those tiny insights into just how different 21st century Western culture is from that of Israel in the first century. Read more
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    My Strength and My Song

    “Behold, God is my salvation;
    I will trust, and will not be afraid;
    for the Lord God is my strength and my song,
    and he has become my salvation.”
    - Isaiah...
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    Fit for Purpose

    You probably can’t tell from reading this, but I’m quite short, and it used to really bother me. Read more
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    This Isn’t The Mountain Top You Were Looking For

    It struck me in church on Sunday, standing 2 metres away from my friends, humming into my face mask, that this what what you might call a mountain-top experience. Read more
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    When Sacrifice Is No Hardship

    What would cause the widow in Mark 12 to give everything she had to live on into an offering box at the temple?

    What would cause fishermen like Peter, James and John to...
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    Body (Re)building

    ‘And [Jesus] took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of... Read more
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    Identifying Our Ingrained Idolatry

    Imagine a city – let’s say London – with no theatres, no museums, no boutiques. It doesn’t take much at the moment – it’s the city I’ve been living in for... Read more
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    Rediscovering Martha

    Martha has a pretty bad reputation in women's Bible studies. Not as bad as Jezebel, maybe, but we all know she's the sister who gets it wrong, the one who is so busy... Read more
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    How Should We Respond to Injustice and Incompetence?

    I was planning to write this post early in the UK’s lockdown, assuming that we would see many situations where leaders made poor choices and were criticised and moaned... Read more
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    A Thousand Generations

    The other day I was musing on my spiritual heritage, and thanking God for all the people he used to bring my parents to faith in him. On Dad’s side it stretches back... Read more