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Link of the Week

In an exciting new feature: each week we will be suggesting a link to a podcast, song or talk we think you might enjoy. This week’s link is to the Creeds & Confessions App. Creeds and confessions are a wonderful way of joining with Christians from across the centuries, marvelling in and dwelling on truths about our God. Both are also good tools for refreshing…

Wednesday’s Reflection

Key verse to learn: “At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.” Luke 10:21 (NIV, 2011) Key question to ask: What are the…

The power of a sentence or two

‘What I have learned from about twenty years of serious reading is this: It is sentences that change my life, not books. What changes my life is one new glimpse of truth, some powerful challenge, some resolution to a long-standing dilemma, and these usually come concentrated in a sentence or two. I do not remember 99% of what I read, but if 1% of each book…

Keswick Convention – what, when, where, why?

Every summer the town of Keswick hosts a three-week Convention, which attracts some 15,000 Christians from the UK and around the world. The event provides Bible teaching for all ages, worship, a sense of unity across generations and denominations, and an inspirational call to serve Christ in the world. It caters for children of all ages and has a strong youth and…

Link of the Week

This week’s ‘Link of the Week’ is to the article God’s Gift of Parenting, from Matthias Media – evangelical publisher of gospel-centred resources. To read the article click here: http://matthiasmedia.com/briefing/2013/07/gods-gift-of-parenting/?shared=email&msg=fail 

Community Action at Emmanuel

Ever wonder what others at Emmanuel are doing to extend kindness to some of the neediest people in our city? Click here for an update of some of the things others at Emmanuel are already involved in or would like to get going. Get in touch with Sim if you;d like to chat more about any of these.

Our ethics should not be limited by our capacity

‘Sigmund Freud said that we cannot love our neighbor as ourselves. No doubt this is true. But if the reality that lies behind the commandment, that our neighbor is as worthy of love as ourselves, and that in acting on this fact we would be stepping momentarily out of the bog of our own subjectivity, then a truth is acknowledged in the…

The God Particle is coming to Emmanuel!

The God Particle is a light-hearted but serious-minded play about faith, evidence, science and the importance of keeping an open mind. It’s little bit Rev meets Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or, maybe, The Vicar of Dibley meets Dr Who. Deep, smart and very funny! Brand new romantic comedy sci-fi from award-winning James Cary co-writer of BBC1’s Miranda, BBC3’s Bluestone 42 and Radio…

Link of the Week

This week’s link is to the Open Doors PrayerApp. Looking for a simple way to pray for persecuted Christians in need around the world? Pray for the Persecuted Church will send you regular, specific prayer requests submitted by Christian leaders, field staff and partners living out their faith in the world’s most difficult places. Click the link to find out more: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/prayerapp/