Psychology and Hardened Hearts

If you would like to watch the full video of the reading, sketch and talk that created this blog, (it was live streamed on our Church’s Facebook page, as we do with all our Sunday evening talks) you can find it here If you would rather listen to it, you can via...

Padlocks and Promises

I’ve been fascinated by the image of a padlock being used by lots of couples over recent years to illustrate their love for each other – though in some romantic locations, such as the Pont Des Artes in Paris, the authorities had to remove them, together with the...

Which part of ‘the body’ are you?

(This blog updated 4 September 2018) 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all...

Hark! The herald angels sing

Hark! The herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled” Joyful, all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies With the angelic host proclaim: “Christ is born in Bethlehem” Hark! The...

Liberty Means Responsibility

This quote from George Bernard Shaw caught my attention: and I was surprised how much it seemed to mean once I started unpacking it… In the Old Testament part of the Bible, we see the story of the people of Israel being drawn into slavery in Egypt. For around 400...

Why Does God Allow Suffering

THIS POST WAS EDITED 4 JUNE 2017 TO INCLUDE REFERENCE TO TERRORIST ACTIONS IN THE UK IN WESTMINSTER, MANCHESTER AND LONDON FOLLOWING SIGHT OF A TWEET THAT ASKED – “IF GOD IS ALL POWERFUL, WHY IS HE ALLOWING ALL THESE THINGS TO HAPPEN?” THE ANSWER BELOW IS HOPEFULLY...