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Posted by Amy on November 19, 2015
I caught up with William to ask him some questions about his new book ‘Revolutionary Sex.'
Why do we need another book on the topic of sex and marriage?
I think when an issue like this comes along and really tests the church, it forces us to think much more deeply about the issue. Ironically, all the negative things that have come as a result of the church having false teaching within it have forced us to get much clearer on God's pur Continue reading…
Posted by Ruthanne on November 18, 2015
They’re buzz words of our age. Authentic: not false or copied, genuine, real. Community: a group of people having a particular characteristic in common.
We want authentic community. We know church should offer it. So how do we build it?
Do we arrange ourselves into common interest groups; mums, doctors, pensioners? Do we spend more time together; socialising after church, living in the neighbourhood? Do we just Continue reading…
Posted by Peter on November 16, 2015
William Taylor continues his series in St Helen's Training, What is the Gospel?
In Luke's understanding, the gospel announcement involves a call to repent. We find this throughout Luke's Gospel and indeed the whole of the New Testament. Jesus has come to call sinners to repentance. If I am not Lord, but have been living as if I am, then I need to repent.
Repentance is a change of mind. It is a change of attitude that leads to a change o Continue reading…
Posted by Drew on November 12, 2015
This week Drew has been reflecting on Sunday's 6pm sermon from Luke 18:15-30.
You can't earn your way in... It is impossible with man but possible with God. I think that's a decent summary of Sunday night's sermon. Whilst reflecting the sermon this week, I wonder if there are 3 different 'complacent' traps that we could be in danger of falling into.
1. Not really listening... I also think it's fair to say that for most of us what we he Continue reading…
Posted by Amy on November 11, 2015
Finally! You've managed to squeeze into a conversation at work the fact that you went to Bible study last night. Then your worst nightmare happens. The person you're talking to asks the most difficult, controversial question possible. Everyone around the coffee machine pauses as they listen to what you're about to say. And you don't have a scooby what to do next, and are fairly sure you're going to look like a loser whatever you say.
S Continue reading…