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Theologians. 2 – Sign, instrument and foretaste (Newbigin)

This is the second of a series of articles that draw on the thought of some well-known past and present theologians, some from outside the ‘evangelical tradition’, to provide some guidance as we seek to remain faithful to Jesus and practise authentic church in 21C post-Christian Britain. This short article

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Theologians. 1 – A disciplined community (Hauerwas)

This is the first of a series of articles that draw on the thought of some well-known past and present theologians, including some from outside the ‘evangelical tradition’, to provide some guidance as we seek to remain faithful to Jesus and practise authentic church in 21C post-Christian Britain. This article

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Covid-19. Deeper into the desert and the priority of mission

This article is a supplement to the earlier prayer guide by introducing what I believe are some important additional directions for prayer in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis. The central burden here is for us to know God’s will and timing for the ending of the pandemic and lockdown,

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Pastor Sam’s ‘lockdown assemblies’. 1 – Gideon

Image: Sweet Publishing / FreeBibleimages.org.   Unable to visit his local school and lead assemblies, Pastor Sam Brinkley, a close associate of Village Hope, has started making a series of video ‘lockdown assemblies’. Here is the first, the story of Gideon.  

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Covid-19. How to pray?

‘The effective prayer of a righteous man avails much’ (James 5:16). Covid-19 and the response to it are profoundly impacting the lives of all, both rural and urban, and, more than ever, prayer must be our first resort. Below, I offer some ways to pray in the current crisis. As

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Exile and hope

In the Lord I put my trust; how can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”? For look! The wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow on the string, that they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart. If the foundations are

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