Why doesn’t God intervene? July 2017 Magazine

The tragic fire in a block of flats in London has left us deeply shocked. The speed and scale of the fire’s progress astounded even the Fire Brigade. The devastation for families is immense. As I write just a couple of days after the disaster we’ve yet to discover the human loss, but waves of...

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Seasonal growth – June 2017 Magazine

What have the following got in common? Cardiff, Malvern, Chelsea, Chatsworth, Harlow Carr, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Hyde Hall, Rosemoor, Wisley? This is not a shipping forecast, although it does sound a little like the radio broadcast, a quirky but much-loved national institution with its strangely comforting rhythm. Each of these is a venue for...

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Wait before you serve

We in the in-between season for the church. We’ve ticked off our list the big festival of Easter as we’ve celebrated Jesus’ resurrection. It’s been good to revisit the evidence that demands a verdict and realize once again that we have a faith that was revealed through historic events. These weren’t the imaginings of a...

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The greatest awards ceremony, ever… Magazine Leader March 2017

The annual awards ceremonies have just been held. These glitzy events are star-studded occasions: nominees are introduced; the winners are presented with an award. Most are joyful, but others are shocked. It celebrates what is excellent. Jesus spoke about an award ceremony that knocks the spots off all that this world offers. An award awaits...

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