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Dein Leben

Non German Speakers, keep watching for the payoff.

Posted in Mission, Music

Welsh Outpouring?

Last night I drove an hour down the road from my clients in Gloucester and visited Victory Church in Cwmbran, the home of the “Welsh Outpouring”. To be brutally honest, I was slightly cautious about what I might find. I’m

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A Little Spat in Sheffield

Many of you by now will have seen the press release from Anglican Mainstream about the ordination of a pastor from Sheffield by a Kenyan bishop. Nearly 10 years later both parent and daughter churches have continued to grow numerically

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Turn on the Tap

Tomorrow sees the release of a new single by Lou Fellingham (she of PhatFish fame) highlighting the Samaritan’s Purse Turn on the Tap campaign. The single is released tomorrow on iTunes. Why don’t you go and download it and help

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Sam Norton on the Future of the Church of England

Controversial, but powerful stuff. The general problem remains, however. The nature of the ministry than a priest is called to, in the way that Rowan articulates, is – to generalise hugely – a ministry that will become rarer and rarer

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Dear Dave

Dear Dave, May I call you Dave? At times (I was at one of your Ask Cameron events a while back) you seem like the kind of chap who happily does no tie and open neck, but back in Parliament

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First Week of Advent
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Two Final Things

Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
Peter Handke

No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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