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Riding the Next Wave

Riding the Next Wave

I’m not a surfer but I did grow up by the sea and I have always enjoyed riding a wave by body boarding. I understand that the best surfers are those who know which are the best waves to ride. They patiently watch the horizon to learn the language of the sea before...

There’s A Manger Over There

There’s A Manger Over There

I was struck by an idea for advent, which a college friend had tried in her locality. It would include attaining a life size manger and placing it in locations around the local community to be seen by passers-by, to inspire a thought or a conversation. A picture of...

Have we forgotten the poor?

Have we forgotten the poor?

One of my former Deacons used to pray “break our hearts for what breaks yours". I remember while prayer walking Devonport, where I minister, with him and seeing the poverty and knowing that it breaks the heart of God. A few days ago Carl Beech Tweeted “There are two...

Following their recent announcement that Table Talk for Wellbeing is now available to preorder, The Ugly Duckling Company's Sharon Lanfear recently asked Renew Wellbeing's Ruth Rice a few questions about wellbeing. Ruth Rice is the founder of Renew Wellbeing, and one...

Live, Work and Worship

Live, Work and Worship

In his book on American Politics, Jim Wallis says when he asks about Poverty, the key verse Christians quote is John 12:8 “The poor you will always have with you.”, he says that the church has accepted poverty as inevitable and unchangeable. But Wallis goes on to talk...

‘Normal’?

‘Normal’?

‘I can’t wait to get back to normal’, is a sentence I’ve heard so much lately. It fills me with two very strong emotions. The first emotion is a deep sense of longing. This emotion agrees whole heartedly with this statement. I long to be back to normal. I long to have...

Holy Spirit, come like a rushing wind

Holy Spirit, come like a rushing wind

Today the world looks different to pre COVID-19. We are emerging from a global pause and stepping into something new, with all the possibility and opportunity this brings. Economic systems and paths which lead to societal and environmental destruction need not...

Church Generosity

Church Generosity

We are in a world that has stopped growing! Up until the last few weeks, our world has been based on Growth, exponential growth. But a small virus has prevented us from growing, over the next few months the world economy is likely to contract to a level unseen in...

Sabbath, Gleaning and Jubilee

Sabbath, Gleaning and Jubilee

Like most people the words Corona Virus seems to be the only words on my mind, I have already heard of people dying, family members who have symptoms and even a couple of people in my church have been self-isolating with a suspected case. But there are three words...