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Gods Fragile Christmas!

So I’ve been considering Joseph this Christmas, what a top man he was! His fiancé was pregnant, he knew it wasn’t his (for biological reasons) and he stood by his partner, not only did he stand by her and not divorce her or have her stoned, but he took Jesus as his son and named…

Anyone for a HoB riot?

Lets Have a Riot!! Well not quite a riot, but maybe! One of my favourite actresses of all time is the one and only Judy Garland. She is the lead in a film set in the late 1800′s called the Harvey Girls in the town of Sandrock, Arizona. The basic premise is that several towns…

What’s really Important?

On Sunday evenings at church, we have been going through a series on Paul and his missionary Journeys. One thing that has really interested me is he absolutely knows his theology or we might say, he absolutely knows his own mind, based on what he believes about God. He gets this from understanding what we…

Mr Encouragement!

Mr Encouragement! Well I’ve been thinking about a character in the bible this week called Barnabas, his name literally means ‘son of encouragement’ …Barnabas Encouragement! When he was around, it was the beginnings of the church (check out the book of acts) and the church became renowned, and developed a particular reputation.  A quick internet…

A Hob Family?

A HoB Family? Now there is an interesting concept! In a world increasingly fractured, fragmented and isolated, the church is obliged to step up and be authentic family with each other. I hear a lot of talk in Christian circles about ‘sharing life’… the problem with most of what I read and hear however, is…


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