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Congregational Scripture Memory

The link below is to an article that takes a look at a plan for aiding congregational memorising of the Scriptures.

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Seeking First the Kingdom

I am sharing this extended quote from David Allen Black’s book Running My Race: Reflections on Life, Loss, Aging, and Forty Years of Teaching. It comes in the middle of the section on Aging (pages 94-95 if you’re reading along). 615 more words

Theology Thoughts

The Continuity of the Church in Hebrews

Hebrews 3:1-6 provides one of the more clear texts that we can use to discuss the unity of the Church throughout history. It is primarily aimed at providing a comparison and a contrast between Jesus and Moses in order to convince the Hebrews of Jesus’ superiority, and in the course of doing that the author gives us a very simple understanding of what God’s household is: it is the people of God (v.6). 1,785 more words


A Vicar’s Life

You may have seen Rev (BBC1) some years ago, with Tom Hollander as Adam Smallbone. Fiction, but said to be based on reality of being an urban Church of England priest doing his tortured best in the face of an apathetic culture, self-obsessed clientele, and a hostile church establishment interested only in careerism and managerialism. 677 more words


3 Reasons Your Pastor Should Let You Down

Being a pastor is a difficult job. On the one hand, we want to please people; that’s just human nature! I genuinely want people to enjoy… 640 more words


The Misadventures of Mr. Magician (6)

See Part 1 here

Sunday morning had finally arrived. The big performance was ready and advertised all over town. Now the question of Mr. Magician’s sermon really loomed on his mind. 1,166 more words

Current Events

Soup Kitchens and Your Local Church

Mr. and Mrs. Winters,

Thank you for your interest in using our building to host your weekly soup kitchen. I fondly remember Saturdays as a child helping my father at a local church’s soup kitchen. 1,895 more words

Christian Ethics