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Love: The Tough Option

Is our nation is more divided than ever? Within our turbulent political climate, an atmosphere of distrust and even hostility is tangible between those who hold differing views.  Even within our churches, difference all too often dominates the conversations and stifles progress. Stories of schisms can overshadow everything else and make for juicy headlines to [...]
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Fresh Start at Holy Trinity

Cinnamon Impact   Here at Cinnamon, we want to help churches to transform their communities – it’s as simple as that! Holy Trinity in Ashby de la Zouch received a Cinnamon Micro-Grant back in 2016 to set up a Fresh Start (formerly CAP Release Group) that’s transforming lives across their community.   When she retired just over two [...]
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Spectacularly Ordinary

If you were asked to list individuals who’ve changed the world, who would make the cut? Nelson Mandela, Emmeline Pankhurst or Martin Luther King Jr. perhaps? These individuals are indeed remarkable. There are certainly those among us who tear down barriers, make ground breaking discoveries, fight injustice and accomplish super-human acts to transform the lives [...]
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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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