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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.

The Emotional Turmoil of Holy Week

Have you ever stopped to think of the emotional turmoil that Jesus went through in the week leading up to his death and resurrection? His anguish in Gethsemane gives us a glimpse into the level of emotions that were churning … Continue reading

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Is Lent primarily about giving things up or giving more time to God? (Lent short reflection 1)

Lent is most commonly associated with giving things up but if that is all that it means to us then we may be missing the point. This is the first in a series of short videos which can be used … Continue reading

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Are we Learning to Look to our Lord in Lockdown?

So, let’s be honest, many of us are struggling! 2021 began with such hope, Covid vaccines were becoming available and the end to the pandemic appeared to be just around the corner and yet we find ourselves in lockdown again. … Continue reading

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What is it like to live as a black person in the UK?

If we want to take a stand against racism then we need to educate ourselves so we can have a better understanding. I am grateful to Keegan and his sister Dianah fo speaking about their experiences as black people living … Continue reading

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Being Shaped by God: Some thoughts and questions to help explore Acts 6

We are living in a world where everything feels like it is constantly changing. In Acts 6, the early church faced up to some major issues and as they did so, God continued to shape them. Are we open to … Continue reading

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The Monument that was always there: A Parable about God being with us.

I find that God speaks to and guides me through things that happen in everyday life. In this short video I tell the story of how God reminded me that he is with us always through a Monument that was … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter: How can we be a part of the change that is needed?

The Baptists Together General Secretary Lynn Green has made this helpful and challenging statement that I wholeheartedly agree with.“The inhumane and merciless brutality demonstrated towards George Floyd last week was an appalling act of injustice and reveals yet again the … Continue reading

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Are we full and overflowing with the presence of God? A Pentecost Sermon

This is a talk I have put together using a variety of Bible passages, visuals and video clips that thinks about how we need to be overflowing with rather than just being full of and content with the presence of … Continue reading

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God is with us but are we with him?

People often say that ‘God is with us’ but I’ve rarely heard anyone ask whether we are with God. Have you ever been with someone and they seem distant? Perhaps you have had someone say to you ‘you feel like … Continue reading

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The Church is like a Piece of Elastic

Someone recently said to me ‘churches are like a piece of elastic. However much you stretch them, they always ping back into place’. This made me chuckle but I hope that it isn’t necessarily true. As we have been stretched … Continue reading

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