Infusing Culture

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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...

Our Nepalese Journey: 2015-2020

Our Nepalese Journey: 2015-2020

Sandhurst Baptist Church is a small Church with a big heart for the Community of Sandhurst. We are outward looking and Missional and look to link with the outside community whenever possible. In early 2015, a couple of us were praying in Chapel when a lady from the...

Preaching On ‘Church Values’

Preaching On ‘Church Values’

Last year I preached a series on ‘values’, those words used by contemporary churches to describe the kind of church they aspire to be. It was not a list of values we had generated ourselves – we don’t have an agreed set of values - but instead we unashamedly borrowed...