Tues 16th Nov/ Clean feet

The scene was set for the traditional Passover meal. By the time Jesus arrived with the Twelve, the fragrance of cooked lamb no doubt filled the air. The table was set, and I suspect the wine decantated. There was however a problem with proceeding. There was no servant to wash...

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Overflow Thursday 11th Nov

Many of you will know, how deeply I appreciate the rich theology of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome. There are some of course who avoid Romans and it is possible that it was this book that Peter had in mind, when he commented that “Some things in his...

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A new approach

Around twelve years ago I completed a study of Paul’s mentorship of Timothy. I was aware that in recent years there had been a resurgence of interest in mentorship. The origins of mentorship are found within Greek mythology. The concept is derived from the departure of Odysseus for the Trojan...

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New Seasons 1st Sep 21

I don’t want to me a harbinger of doom, but I sense that Autumn is in the air. Over the last couple of days, I have noticed the temperature drop early morning and seen Tracey grab a blanket in an evening. As surely as night follows day, the seasons rotate...

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Mon 5th July Don’t trust in Chariots!

Having glanced the headlines in the morning’s press, it seems that the Prime Minister will this evening announce news regarding the details and date of Step 4. Of course, we are all interested in the implications and I am certainly trusting that we are given the ‘green-light’ to gather again...

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Update and Encouragement Sun 13th May

I will never forget walking over Wallingford Bridge on the 22nd March last year. As I made my way to the Ridgeway Centre, I felt incredibly emotional. I realised that this would be the first Sunday, possibly for centuries when God’s people hadn’t gathered in the town to worship him...

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Thursday 13th May: Ascension Day

You may not know, but today, believers from all corners of the planet are celebrating Ascension Day. Today, we give thanks to God, that forty days after his resurrection, Jesus returned to Heaven. We all know why we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. We wouldn’t forget to thank...

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Friday 12th June Amazing Grace

I have absolutely no intention on commenting upon the recent debate about protester’s demands to pull down the statues of prominent historical figures. Indeed, as someone who has never received abuse or been denied opportunity because of my race or the colour of my skin, I would rather leave the...

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Apostolic Prayer Sun 26th May 19

I have recently been moved by reading the prayers of the Apostle Paul which are found in so many of his letters. For example, when Paul communicates to the church in Ephesus he writes these staggering words; Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus...

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