Monthly Archives: April 2012

I’LL GIVE YOU A TITANIC TRAGEDY! …. a bit of a rant

I have just watched yet another news item about the “Titanic Tragedy” and frankly I have now gone beyond being bored to being angry. Over the last month there have been major dramas about Titanic, the release of the Titanic … Continue reading

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WHERE IS (Y)OUR CHURCH FOCUSED?

1:3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess I have become quite captivated by what is … Continue reading

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EASTER : the implications are more than a chocolate overdose

Well Easter is over and sadly for many Christians overdosing on chocolate for a week or two will be the main direct influence of Easter. For the first generation of Christians the Risen Christ was very explicit about what they … Continue reading

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SATURDAY

When I preached regularly the Saturday of Easter weekend always seemed in some ways to me to be almost a day without meaning. The message of Good Friday flowed clearly from the cross and the suffering of Christ. Easter Sunday … Continue reading

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Wearing Crosses, Human Rights & Representing Christ

Cardinal encourages Christians to wear crosses The head of Scotland’s Roman Catholic Church has called on all Christians ( do I count? Not always sure with the RCs sometimes they call us fellow believers and at other times the Pope … Continue reading

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CHRISTOLOGY, MISSIOLOGY & THE CHURCH YEAR.

<br Sunday being Pentecost Sunday marked the last of church "festivals" that have stretched back to Advent and Christmas. I was brought up Pentecostal, so low Church that we could have have limbo danced under the prayer book. The Church … Continue reading

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HOLY TENACITY & THE POT NOODLE GENERATION

An old piece I thought was worth dusting down, its also a tribute to Pastor Fred Edgar, who pastored Shankhill Church of the Nazarene for more than 23 years, persistently and past away last week. If I am honest I … Continue reading

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REV SCUM?

There are lots of theological debates over what titles church leaders should use. Are they primarily priests or pastors, preachers or leaders, should they be called “reverent” or “father?” The Anglicans like to go large with their titles they have, … Continue reading

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