Mon 25th May Rejoicing in the mystery of God!

A few weeks ago I finished one of the best books I have read for some time. In her first book, Confronting Christianity, Rebecca Mclaughlin addresses twelve tough questions often levelled at Christian believers. These questions include; Are we better off without religion? Isn’t Christianity homophobic? And, How could a...

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Friday 1st May…No furlough!

When speaking with people in the church over the last few weeks, I have notice many sharing with me their experience of the same emotion. Whether over 70, early retired, on furlough, working from home or caring for children, many have said that they feel frustrated. So let me be...

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Mon 27th April The Great equaliser?

As soon as the lock-down was announced, pop star Madonna stated that Covid-19, was the “great equaliser”. She went on to say, “it doesn’t care about how rich you are, how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, or...

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Wed 22nd April No Return

Listening to the media and talking with friends, it is easy to get the impression that our new national goal is to simply to ‘get back to normal’. However, I have come to the conclusion that, if life before the lock-down is what we consider as ‘normal’, then we would...

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Friday 17th April. Saved through death!

It was a real privilege on Thursday to have the opportunity to speak from Psalm 16 during Worship at One. In the Psalm, David makes the following statement, ‘No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your...

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Good Friday 10th April 2020

On any other Good Friday, the churches in Wallingford would gather together in the Market Square as an act of witness. Yet today, due to the coronavirus, we are meeting online at 11.00 am and trusting that others will join us. But why bother? It is because we perceive the...

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Where is God? Wed 8th April

I am going to do something I haven’t done before and may never do again. That is, recommend a book from somewhere other than The Fountain. However, desperate times call for desperate measures! On Monday, John Lennox (Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University) published, ‘Where is God in a Coronavirus...

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Mon 30th March Seated with Christ

One evening last week I rang a friend from the church. On answering he said, “I am really sorry, but am in Life Group”. After asking “how many are there”, I was told “around ten of us”. I was fascinated how, after only ten days of social distancing my friends...

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