In times of crisis Sun 20th Aug 17

  I read this morning the latest instalment in the showdown between the United States and North Korea. You are probably aware that, in light of North Korea’s desire to build a nuclear arsenal, President Trump has warned that they face ‘fire and fury, like the world has never seen’....

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Think about it! Sun 6th August 17

In our society many hold a wrong view with regard to themselves. There are those who have too high a view of themselves. They live for themselves and consider themselves as the judge of their own morality. Likewise, we meet those who have little or no regard for themselves and...

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Time Aside Sunday 9th July 17

Today is the last full day before we get away for a two week break. As is the case for anyone in this situation, there appears much to do and little time to do it. However, I am thrilled to say that the list that I wrote this morning is...

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Fathers Day Sun 18th June

On Father’s Day it right that we focus on the way that God, throughout Scripture reveals himself as our Heavenly Father. Yet, have you ever considered the many more ways in which God describes himself? Despite being told that God is Spirit (1 John 4:24), God variously attributes to himself...

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Election Time Sun 4th June 17

Along with many others, I was deeply concerned with the substance of Donald Trump’s speech earlier this week. Not only did the President pull the United States out of the Paris Accord on Climate Change, but he asserted that he had been voted to be the ‘President of Pittsburgh, not...

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Sun 28th May 17

As a family we were appalled as news came in of the atrocity that took place in Manchester on Monday night. Although acts of terror should never cease to shock us, when events take place so close to home they can suddenly seem all the more horrific. As news footage...

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Greatest Manifesto Sun 14th May

Before any of us expected, we are back into the swing of a General Election campaign. Last night as I listened to the news of manifesto claims and counter claims, I was drawn back to what must be the greatest manifesto of all time. In Luke Chapter 4, the Gospel...

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George Muller Sun 7th May

A couple of times in recent weeks, I have shared with others about George Muller (1805-1898). Muller was a German, who was so moved by the poverty that he encountered in Bristol, that he gave his life to care for over 1000 orphans and establishing a network of schools that...

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Food and Fellowship Sun 19th March

We are encouraging people to stay behind on Sunday morning for a Bring n Share meal. Now I appreciate that some will be unable to do so. However, I am writing as a simple encouragement to highlight the priority of eating together. Because, all too often we make distinctions between...

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Self Denial! Sun 5th March 17

Starting this week, Christians from different traditions will begin their observance of Lent. Although the Apostle Paul instructs the Colossians “not to let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbath.” (Col 2:16-17), I am aware...

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