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A better vision

View from the pew

My husband and I need to repair our sunroom. In the rain, the roof leaks buckets of water; when it’s winter the cold frosts over; in summer it’s a sauna. To me, a leaking roof is an opportunity not just to repair, but to renovate – to extend the lounge, raise the roof, heighten the…

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The Social Church: Using Facebook to share the Gospel

Ministers' letters, Missions, View from the pew

  I’m going to start with a couple of controversial statements:  It’s easier than ever to share the gospel. You can be a missionary in one of the world’s largest “countries”, today! Sometimes we use work or busyness as an excuse for not sharing the gospel. We even (embarrassingly) admit that because we spend so…

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Prayer: What is it?!

Prayer, View from the pew

What reactions are stirred within you when you hear the word “prayer”? Do you feel apathy, guilt, fear (especially of praying aloud), confusion, discouragement? Or do you feel comfort and assurance? I’ve experienced them all. Of that list, one major hindrance to my prayer is confusion. What exactly is prayer? How should I pray? Am…

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Why call it good?

Community, News & Prayer, People, Uncategorized, View from the pew

As we approach this Easter, which will be my 89th, I share some thoughts with you… When I was a lot younger, even though I realised the significance of Good Friday, I couldn’t understand why it was called ‘Good’. But this short poem put it very clearly: Good Friday, why call it good, When on…

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Loving, not nice

View from the pew

  Often I find it easier to be nice rather than loving. Most days I’d rather have a nice chat with a friend between classes at university than read the Bible with them and ask how they’re really going with God. Some days I’d prefer to go to the beach instead of the Uni Bible…

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Turning Out Kids

People, View from the pew

Children are a heritage from the LORD – Psalm 127:3 ‘What did you do to get your kids to turn out so well?’  I have often been asked this question by Christian parents I know who are genuinely concerned to raise their kids to know and love the Lord. Our kids are not perfect kids…

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Not just an attender

View from the pew

He turned around and asked me through a mouthful of banana bread “which church do you go to?” and without hesitation I responded, “I attend St Michael’s”. This was a simple question from a friend who I’m sure has already forgotten my answer. It’s a question that I’m sure you’ve been asked numerous times, and…

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View from the Pew

Community, View from the pew

I think it is fair to say that many people worldwide found 2016 to be a year of pain, sorrow and division. Nations around the world faced momentous conflicts. Events such as the attempted coup in Turkey, the tragic situation in Aleppo, Britain voting to leave the EU, and the US election all took centre…

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What Think Ye of Christ?

View from the pew

This article was written by Eric Porter as a 17 year old for a Christian writing competition. What do I think of His birth, His life, His death, His resurrection? To me as a young Christian this question is of vital importance and demands my personal answer. Tell me – Why should God, the King…

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Mission Update – CMS

Announcements, Church Governance, Missions, View from the pew

In December, our Mission of the Month giving is devoted to CMS – the Church Missionary Society. Through CMS, we continue to support these three wonderful sets of CMS link missionaries: Catherine Read, returning from student ministry in Ireland; Mal and Charissa Forrest in church pastoral work, Jordan; D & L, development work with students,…

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