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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…

Wanting to think through God’s Sovereignty?

Yesterday we saw  that joy in the Lord in the here and now is dependent on believing Him to be sovereign, in control, and just. Do you need to think through the fact of God’s sovereignty a little more so that you can share in this joy? Below are a couple of ways of doing that: Why not spend a bit more…

We need to talk about porn…

The accessibility, affordability and anonymity of the internet mean that porn is getting a grip on, and eating away at the lives of millions every day. While Christians have been saying this for a while, mainstream secular media has also been increasingly highlighting the dangers too. BBC 5live recently hosted a phone in on the topic and several callers shared their own stories of…

How can a God of love get angry?

Or how, as we’ve been asking as we’ve looked at Habakkuk, can God’s love and his justice work together? Tim Keller writes helpfully on this: ‘…if you want a loving God, you have to have an angry God. Please think about it. Loving people can get angry, not in spite of their love but because of it. In fact, the more closely and…