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Link of the Week: Generosity

“How we handle our money has everything to do with how we orient on Jesus. The rich young ruler chose his wealth over Jesus, but for Zacchaeus, meeting the Messiah loosed his hold on his material possessions. There’s a very intentional theology of generosity in the Gospel of Luke in particular, and the point, as…

Martin Luther King Day

Today is Martin Luther King Day – a national holiday in the US – which marks the birthday of the civil rights leader and church pastor. If you want a good introduction to his work can I recommend the small Penguin edition of his Letter from Birmingham Jail that also includes the sermon The Three…

A Waiting People

‘One good answer to the question “What sort of church are you? Who are you?” is to say, “We are a community of men and women who are waiting for Jesus to return”. Not waiting passively, as if we just wait and never do anything; no, that would be nonsense! But waiting actively – working…

Where Creation Points Us

‘Every aspect of creation points in one way or another to some truth about God as he relates to us. Solid and dense though a mountain may be, it is like a shadow of the sheer vastness of God. The whole created order and the whole human world – real though they are, of course…