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Ed Shaw (Page 41)

Jars of clay

We’re coming to the end of our series on 2 Corinthians 4 and during my prep I’ve been reading a new book entitled Disability & The Gospel: How God uses our brokenness to display his grace. The author, Michael Beates, helpfully interacts with both the Bible and his own experience of bringing up a profoundly disabled daughter. The insights I’ve gained are many and the…

The ‘marriage’ of Adam & Steve?

The news is dominated by today’s free vote in the House of Commons on the Government’s plans for what’s become known as ‘Gay marriage.’ Friends might be asking us about it, you might be wondering what to think yourself.   The reasons for the Church of England’s opposition to the proposals can be found here.   A helpful article by Julian Rivers, Professor…

New Look

Our friends at 10ofthose have re-done our on-line bookstall. There’s a new look and new content – including books plugged on our recent weekend away. Have a look.  

126 people in a day!

 In the run up to Christmas the NW Bristol Foodbank fed 126 people in just 1 day. So they will, no doubt, need a bit of a restock. Our monthly chance to help out comes this week at the Westbury meeting – do leave contributions just to the right of first set of doors you come in. They are in particular need of:…

CS Lewis on Christmas

“It seems, then,” said Tirian, smiling himself, “that the Stable seen from within and the Stable seen from without are two different places.” “Yes,” said the Lord Digory. “Its inside is bigger than its outside.” “Yes,” said Queen Lucy. “In our world too, a Stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.”‘ CS Lewis, The Last Battle,…

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Christmas

‘When God chose Mary for his instrument, when God himself in the manger at Bethlehem decided to come into this world, that was no romantic family portrait, but the beginning of a total turning point, a new ordering of all things on this earth. If we want to partcipate in this Advent and Christmas happening, we cannot simply be like spectators at…