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Students – suffering from Post-Getaway Blues?

Ahh Wales.  Beautiful, windy, wet Wales. The place where you won at jungle speed (and if you didn’t, it somehow didn’t matter…), where you thought the joys of uni-hoc would continue forever, where embracing the warm welsh waters made you feel more alive than you ever have! Ahh Wales. But then it ended. No more beach. No longer enough people for an impromptu…

Step into the light

A few weeks ago I posted on the problem of porn, and some ways to start addressing the problem if it’s got a hold of you. This is something we need to keep talking about if those struggling are ever going to be able to share their struggle with others. I’m thankful for Christian musicians courageously putting it on the agenda like…

Plumbing the depths of the Cross of Christ

“We never move on from the cross, only into a more profound understanding of the cross.”David Prior, quoted in CJ Mahaney The Cross Centred LifeFor the last 4 Sundays we’ve been taking a close look at the cross of Christ, each week considering a different dimension of what God accomplished there (if you missed any, you can catch up on any of…

Being redeemed can be painful

…we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,  who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.Titus 2:14 On Sunday we looked at this verse together and saw how just as God freed his people from slavery in…

How to make the most of this and other blogs

What even is a blog? Think of a blog as halfway between a webpage and a magazine. It’s a way of publishing information to the internet via a page that is regularly updated as new content is added. The most recent article (or ‘post’) displays first and you’ll find progressively later posts below that. Usually old posts aren’t deleted, so if you keep…

Jim Packer – one of God’s giants

From Mike: Jim Packer is a hero of mine.  His book “Knowing God” was the first Christian book I ever read and the chapter on what it means to be God’s children was used by the Lord to change my life forever.  When, as an undergraduate, my faith was in tatters, it was Packer’s book “Among God’s Giants” that introduced me to…

Pictures of the Cross – 1.The Day of Atonement

It was great on Sunday to hear how the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16) prepares us to recognise what the Cross of Jesus is all about. If you missed the talk do download and listen to the recording.I find listening to Shai Linne’s music a helpful way to take in God’s word throughout the day – in this track he re-tells the…

Can’t begin to imagine what heaven will be like?

The fast-approaching Student Getaway (15th-17th June) will see us looking at the massive topics of heaven and hell. I spent much of last week reading about them. Turns out that we can begin to imagine what heaven will be like – last week’s weather certainly helped! One of most helpful things I read is below. If you’re a student yet to sign-up I…

The next four weeks (and a song!)

I’m especially excited about our upcoming series of talks starting this Sunday. Why? Because for the next four weeks each Sunday we’re going to be thinking about a different aspect of the heart of Christianity – the Cross of Jesus Christ. I hope you can be there for these upcoming talks. God’s people gathered together remembering and celebrating His faithfulness is a…