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The Complement of Too Much Love

“God wills our good, and our good is to love Him (with that responsive love proper to creatures) and to love Him we must know Him: and if we know Him, we shall in fact fall on our faces. If we do not, that only shows that what we are trying to love is not…

Friday’s Reflection

Emmanuel City Centre Key verse(s) to learn: But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV, 2011) Key question to ask: What is God’s masterplan? Extraordinary thing to…

Summer Series 2020: Can I introduce you to….?

Who would you love to introduce your friends to?    Well, for Thursdays in August, a few of the church family would love to introduce you to some people God has used to shape their lives and thinking – who they’ve been inspired by, spurred on by or challenged by.  Hear a bit about their life and faith (warts and all), and some samples of either what they’ve…

The Importance of Empathy

‘Empathy. that is,the imaginative identification with a perspective that is not my own, is not just an optional extra in our human identity and our human repertoire, it’s something without which we cannot know ourselves. Without identification with the other, I don’t know myself.’ Rowan Williams, Being Human, p.58.