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    The Great Pastoral Challenge of 2021

    It is not only right-wing Brexiteers and Liberal Democrats (as Andrew, in his impish way, suggested yesterday) who have concerns about the erosion of basic freedoms over... Read more
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    But he wanted to justify himself

    The parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) is perhaps the best known of all the stories Jesus told. The moral lesson of the person who seemed least likely to show... Read more
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    Making Abuse Impossible

    How is that abuse happens in the church? Read more
  • Not A Trophy, A Gift image

    Not A Trophy, A Gift

    After three chapters describing and extolling the personal and cosmic implications of the work of Christ, the first instruction given in the letter to the Ephesians is... Read more
  • Bitesize Bavinck image

    Bitesize Bavinck

    It was one of those strange coincidences that I should post about Herman Bavinck last Friday and then Andrew did the same on Monday. This was entirely unplanned and I... Read more
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    Our Prophetic Paradigm

    We are living in a time that is defined by division, argument, and irreconcilable opinions. This is seen in our political debates (Trump, Brexit) and the extraordinary... Read more
  • Scripture, Science, and the Enigma of Man image

    Scripture, Science, and the Enigma of Man

    Here's a beautiful, pithy, summary of how Scripture explains anthropology in a way science cannot. Read more
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    Thus Spake Pastor Lockdown

    Jonny ('Pastor Lockdown') Mellor’s post yesterday was terrific. It is always good to look for and celebrate the positive, and like him I have many encouraging stories... Read more
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    A Very Curious Thing

    Reports of the impact of lockdown on the mental health of children and young people abound; but our societal attitudes towards children are strangely ambivalent with or... Read more
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    Pastoral Pressures

    Pastor, have you been planning your escape route? Read more