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Steps to the Cross

(Message given at Newberg Friends Church on April 13, 2014)

Psalm 31:9-16 (TNIV)

Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am in distress;
my eyes grow weak with sorrow,

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Church and Community 5: The Cross

So DOES the church have anything to offer when it comes to building local sustainable communities or should we just hang up our coats and recognise that others simply do it better? 590 more words


Cloud of Witnesses: Thomas the Disciple

Vincent Kaminski now teaches business at Rice University, but he once served as managing director of research for Enron…the Enron that spectacularly crashed in bankruptcy in 2001. 2,471 more words


The first and original incarnation

‘The incarnation of God did not happen in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. That is just when some of us started taking it seriously. The incarnation actually happened approximately 14.5 billion years ago with a moment we now call “The Big Bang”. 157 more words


Church and Community 4: Anthropology

‘The Human Propensity to F**k Things Up’ (otherwise known as THPTFTU) is Francis Spufford’s memorable definition of what sin is. I think it’s a great description. 453 more words


Church and Community 3: Eschatology

Do you have ‘stickability’? I reckon that most people have a commitment-cycle of about eighteen months to two years. I can’t prove that, but it is something I’ve observed through watching people come and go with the different things with which I’ve been involved (and sometimes that has been me too). 516 more words


Church and Community 2: Incarnation

‘The Word became flesh and pitched his tent among us’. I love that translation of John 1:1 from the Message Bible – it gets it in a nutshell. 414 more words