Monthly Archives: August 2012

Finishing the race…

A talk given at All Saints Crowborough, 8.00am, Sunday 26 August 2012 It’s surprising how many people have had the interesting experience of reading their own obituary. In 2003 the American broadcaster CNN was embarrassed when draft obituaries for… Continue reading

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Our Neurotic Fear of Suffering: Wesley J Smith

Never in human history has suffering been more readily relieved than today. And yet, paradoxically, we have never been more afraid of suffering. Our forebears would find this very odd. For them, horrendous suffering was ubiquitous, the bane of ric… Continue reading

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On walking out during the final applause…

I have a real thing about audiences leaving a concert before the applause has ended. Every time it happens I have to steel myself not to judge. They may, I remind myself, be getting up simply because they feel suddenly unwell; or their babysitter … Continue reading

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Sexuality and Scripture: Six Stories

Sexuality And Scripture: Six Stories Author. Andrew Wilson | Publication Date. 15/08/2012 It can be dangerous to write about homosexuality in the abstract. Christians often do it, but the Bible never does. (There isn’t even a biblical word for it)… Continue reading

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What Richard J Foster learned from fasting

“The first thing I learned about myself in experiences of fasting was my passion for good feelings. I was hungry and I did not feel good. All of a sudden I began to realise that I would do almost anything to feel good. Now there is not a thing wro… Continue reading

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Overcoming our worship addiction

http://www.churchleaders.com/mobile/worship/worship-how-tos/161268-david_walk… Continue reading

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Salvation by Sport

I am thoroughly enjoying the Olympics! As well as the variety of sporting excellence and the British successes I was intrigued by the Opening Ceremony, the first I’ve ever watched. I was particularly struck by (1) how talented Rowan Atkinson is; (… Continue reading

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