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by Ben Baker

The Big Story #3: God's Kingdom

The Big Story #3: God's Kingdom

Look around the world and we see kings, presidents, leaders who are very much flawed. Israel had a king - God, but they wanted a human king. We look at how that worked out for God's people.

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by Ben Baker

The Big Story #2: God's People

The Big Story #2: God's People

God's story is both cosmic in scope and intimate in care, we see that as he chose to fulfil his purposes in a family. But why did God choose Abraham and the people of Israel to be the ones who would be a blessing to the whole world?

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by Ben Baker

The Big Story #1: God's Creation

The Big Story #1: God's Creation

Genesis means beginnings. We dive in to the start of the big story looking at what we can learn from those early chapters about who God is, who we are and what the story is all about...

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by Joe Riley

Introducing: The Big Story

Introducing: The Big Story

The Bible isn't just a book of rules, quaint quotations and doctrines, it's one big story. It's the story of the world, it's God's story and we are invited to play a part in it...

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by Aidan Watson

For Example... - James 5

For Example... - James 5

Aidan closes out our mini-series on the book of James reflecting on the examples James gives us to learn from; one to avoid and two to follow.

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by Annie Chambers

Pursuing Joy

Pursuing Joy

If joy is a fruit of the spirit, what do we do when the fruit has gone rotten, when instead of joy we are filled with dullness and despair? Annie explores what it means to pursue joy in the midst of depression.

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by Ben Baker

Bouncebackability

Bouncebackability

What does a former premier league manager have to say about what it means to live with wisdom and righteousness? A reflection on Proverbs 24:16.

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by Ben Baker

Worship Wars

Worship Wars

Hymn sandwiches and repetitive worship choruses. Drums and pipe organs. Checked shirts and cassocks. How can we get beyond the worship wars?

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by Living Out

Is The Church Homophobic?

Is The Church Homophobic?

Unfortunately for years individuals and institutions have been abusive and oppressive to those identifying as LGBT, but is it fair to have this criticism labelled at the Church?

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by Emma Sargeant

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones - James 3

Continuing our series through the book of James, Emma reflects on how our tongue whilst small has great power. And as Ben Parker told Peter, with great power comes...

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by Blake Hansen

Faith And Works - James 2

Faith And Works - James 2

Martin Luther said we should tear it out of our Bibles, but if all scripture is God's word, what do we do with James 2 and it's seeeming contradiction? Blake brilliantly and clearly unpacks James' challenge to us to live out what we believe in.

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by Ben Baker

Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey

Will you be going to see the new fifty shades film? Would Jesus watch Game of Thrones? Who were the disciples following on instagram? Ben has some great advice to negotiating the media and culture we consume!

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by Ethan Harris

It's all about a Father

It's all about a Father

Papa. Daddy. Dad. Abba. Sir. We find in the Bible God is a father. This can be a joy but so often is an ache to our broken hearts. Ethan opens up why we really need to know God as father to find peace for our restless souls

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by Living Out

Called To Be Celibate?

Called To Be Celibate?

Here's 3 reasons you can't be single and why you should be having sex. And here's Luke suggesting why instead of accepting this, he longs for a deeper sense of humanity, relationship and sexuality.

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by Living Out

Homosexuality And The Bible

Homosexuality And The Bible

With question marks over what the Bible really says about sexuality, sin and society, we've got some folks wiser than us to help out. Here's Gareth getting straight what the Bible says about sexuality and how to talk about it with our friends.

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by Joe Riley

You Want To Be A Worship Leader?

You Want To Be A Worship Leader?

You love Jesus, you love music, so you want to be a Worship Leader. Well how do you go about aspiring to this noble ambition? Our wise old worship pastor, Marcus says 'Don't be a sheep, be a shepherd!'

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by Ben Lees

An Unfinished Article

An Unfinished Article

Are those new years resolutions still holding strong? Or are you already wallowing in the fact you're never quite good enough? God loves you as you are, but he loves you too much to leave you like that.

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by Ben Baker

A Charismatic introvert?

A Charismatic introvert?

Do you know your Myers Briggs personality type? Introvert or extrovert? Does it make a difference to the extent you feel at home at your church? Here's one account of being an introvert at a Charismatic church.

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by Cathie Watson

Standing up for justice

Standing up for justice

In a world of fear where we are scared of the 'other' what does it mean to fight for justice?

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by Claire Wallace

Finding your calling

Finding your calling

What's your calling? Your career plan? Your vocation? Claire helps us get straight what it means to explore what God wants us to do with our lives.

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by Abi Pitt

Diary of a Hangry Faster

Diary of a Hangry Faster

Abi gives us an insight into her experience of the spiritual discipline of fasting. What's it all about? Why bother when you'd much rather have another biscuit?

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by Mark Watson

Solitude

Solitude

Turn the phone off, lose the wifi, and get alone with God. Mark explains why although its hard, it is so worth embracing solitude as a way to draw closer to God in our busy lives.

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by Gary Pitt

Pokemon Go 'Away'?

Pokemon Go 'Away'?

What can Pokemon Go teach us about following Jesus? Gary's been inspired by his friends who've loved and it and those who haven't. Part 1 of 2.

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by Tom Creedy

Reformation Day

Reformation Day

Nailed it! Instead of celebrating halloween, why not celebrate the most significant movement in church history? Looking to Reformation Day (31st October), Tom unpacks why the reformation is worth celebrating!

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by Ben Baker

Faceswap

Faceswap

Does resting bitch face disqualify you from being a Christian? Because of Jesus we no longer have to go through life wearing a mask or presenting who we are through a filter.

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by Sam Rylands

Brexit: WWJD?

Brexit: WWJD

You've probably heard about this Brexit thing, it's still far from resolved but what's the Christian way forward? Would Jesus have voted for Brexit?

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by Ben Baker

Our Identity is in Christ

Our Identity is in Christ

Did you hear the one about two Olympic medalists? It's not a joke, but a testimony of faith in God on the elite sporting stage. They said 'Our identity is in Christ' but what does it even mean?

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