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SERMON BITES: What is the meaning of the word 'gospel'?

Posted by Peter on July 3, 2015

An important question increasingly asked by Evangelicals today is What is the gospel? Considerable confusion surrounds the term and clarification is needed.

In his sermon Strengthened for Work, from the new Tuesday series A Tonic for Summer, William Taylor investigates the secular origins of the word 'gospel'. He concludes that the fashionable notion of a 'gospel without words', which sits so easily with post-modern culture, is alien t Continue reading…

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The Good Life

Posted by Tim on July 2, 2015

We had a great time at the Good Life on Tuesday and Wednesday evening - over 200 people enjoyed the sunshine, street food and a cracking talk from Mark 5 explaining why Jesus' resurrection power means there really is more to life than this. Here are a few photos in case you couldn't make it. Please do be praying that conversations started last night would continue and bear much fruit

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Thinking - a sweet summer project?

Posted by Ruthanne on June 30, 2015

Is Sunday’s sermon still in your mind?  Does RML feed your meditations? Is your Bible time ponder-full?! 

Are you someone who ‘thinks’ about the Bible? 

Perhaps you’re not a big thinker; read on. This blog is not about comprehension and context; RML teaches us that. Nor is it about becoming the next great Christian thinker. It’s a blog about the ‘every-Christian every-day work of thinking over what God says’.  The Bible calls this medi Continue reading…

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Battles Christians face: Eating disorders

Posted by Tim on June 25, 2015

We asked Cara Smith, a former member of St Helen’s who is currently working at a church in Kent, to help us think Christianly about a battle that she's faced and that some of us will be facing

What was your favourite game as a child? Hide and Seek was always the one me and my siblings loved. Not sure what it was that made the game so popular with us. Maybe the thrill of the chase when you were The Counter; or maybe it was the sense of Continue reading…

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Why we're glad when people leave St Helen's

Posted by Tim on June 25, 2015

Anna Martin has been at St Helen's for over a decade - long enough to see plenty of people leave!

When I mentioned to a friend that I was writing a blog about why we can love seeing our friends leave St Helen's, she said, "How many times have you used the phrase 'reach, build, send'?" The answer, as you'll see, is quite a lot...

Have you heard that phrase at St Helen's yet? It's a summary of what we're committed to as a church: reachin Continue reading…

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