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Posted by Amy on November 26, 2015
Is a community based around the Word of God really different to a community based on anything else? I got in touch with my friend Ailsa to ask her what difference our faith has made to our friendship. Ailsa and I have been friends for 12 years (yikes, more than a third of our lives!). We first met through RML and then did the Associate Scheme at the same time.
So what difference does the gospel make to our friendships?
"It means there Continue reading…
Posted by Monty on November 24, 2015
Having just turned 90 in September 2015, Dick Lucas is still firing on all 48 cylinders.
In late October he came to address the staff team on the message of Galatians.
The session is introduced by William Taylor.
Highly recommended listening!
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…