So the hustle and bustle of Christmas is passed and I find myself in that curious period of in-between time that is the last week of December. As far as work goes things are very quiet, we had a service to prepare on the 28th, but other than that this week is an oasis of… Continue reading Ebb and Flow
It’s birthday time here at the curate-age. At least we are pretending it is. Number 3 child was born on December 25th 2006, this is a tricky one for any family, but for a clergy family it has added complications. So today is the ‘Birthday’. He is having a small party, lots of pressies (which… Continue reading Happy Unbirthday! What’s in a date?
Read This! According to this piece of research commissioned by St Helen’s Bishopsgate “More than a fifth of Christians who answered said they did not believe Jesus was both God and Man” Then they are not Christians. End of story. Either way to some people of faith it will be alarming to read that so… Continue reading Christmas Disbelief
“B’AH Humbug!” What is it about this time of the year that brings the worst out in people? The thing is I know Christmas has become a bit of a nightmare for many folk. It is cold, usually rainy and grey and the pressures of buying for people are phenomenal – particularly if you have… Continue reading Stripy Mints
The subject of forgiveness and grace has been bouncing around this week at CC. As far as I know, this is not for any reason – but just a train of thought that has been in discussion. Last week we hosted a Freedom in Christ leaders day. At this event, the phrase arose – “We… Continue reading A Question of Forgiveness