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A Parable: What’s the Point of the Church?

The team’s preparation for the tournament had been far from ideal. They were the host nation so had not had to qualify for the tournament and had not played a competitive match for a long time. There had been some … Continue reading

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A Living Church in an Ancient Building

As I walked in, I noticed the sign which said, ‘Welcome to St Mary’s. A Living Church in an ancient building’. This happened yesterday when we were out geocaching. We had just found the cache at the Great Bardfield Parish Church and we decided … Continue reading

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Is Church Primarily about Meeting Together or Sharing Life Together?

Yesterday, a homeless man offered to make me some toast. I was visiting 57 West, a church plant in Southend, which connects with people who are or who have been homeless. I had turned up for their drop in session and was … Continue reading

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A Chosen People: Pictures of the Church Part 3

Isn’t it amazing when you get chosen for something? Sadly, I was usually picked last at school for anything sports related and so I know what it feels like to not be one of the chosen ones. I’ll never forget a time … Continue reading

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A Gathering of People: Pictures of the Church Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the pictures/metaphors of the church that are used in the Bible. The New Testament was written in Greek and the word that is translated in English as church is ‘Ekklesia’ which … Continue reading

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The one where people rushed to help

Very sadly,  I recently witnessed an accident. I had stopped at a pedestrian crossing and an elderly lady slowly crossed the road in front of my car. When she reached the other side she tripped on the kerb and fell cutting … Continue reading

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The one with the fat sharks

Many years ago on holiday and we visited the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. It was a really great day out and I especially enjoyed seeing the sharks. I noticed there were lots of other fish in with the sharks … Continue reading

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The one about gym membership

Someone offered me a free trial at their gym yesterday. In our conversation I got the impression that he was more interested in me joining his gym than he was in me becoming fit. I’ve recently lost just over 3 stone through using an … Continue reading

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