Can You Hear the Stranger

As churches, how many of us run the same initiatives expecting different results?  Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” We certainly live in a ‘results-orientated’ world where our endeavours are measured by ‘key performance indicators’ and ‘return [...]
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God Wants Your Chips!

We often talk about the spark of an idea igniting into a flame – in fact, in 2 Timothy 1:6 we are actively encouraged to “fan into flame the gift of God.” But what happens to that flame once it’s alight? Of course it may fizzle out completely, but it could also set the whole world on fire. One tiny candle is enough [...]
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How Are You Waiting?

Did you know that the average person will spend 235 days of their life queuing? That’s a lot of waiting around. And for many of us who are used to instant e-mail replies, next day delivery, and being able to control our own little universe from the convenience of our smart phones, the thought of [...]
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Love is a Verb…

You might not be familiar with the Plague of Cyprian which tore through Ethiopia in 250 AD and then spread to Rome, Greece and Syria. Rome blamed the Christians for the devastation that was killing thousands each day. They believed that the Roman gods were wreaking their vengeance on the ‘new religion’ of Christianity. Thousands packed up [...]
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Let Us Begin…

No one knows quite what the future holds and in the words of an oft-used quote: “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is.” We all crave a sense of reassurance in our lives and January always brings with it plenty of predictions for the year ahead. However, if history is anything to go by, our track record of [...]
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