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Jesus wouldn’t have a mortgage, so why do you? – by Nathanael Gillett

“And Jesus said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against greed, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of one’s possessions.” (Luke 12:15) I’ll be up front with you – I don’t agree with owning … Continue reading

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‘Christians cannot be passive about hunger, sickness and injustice’ Tim Keller

On holiday recently I read Tim Keller‘s book The Prodigal God. This is a short, accessible and beautifully fresh description of the heart of the Christian faith. I would recommend it to anyone – but especially to those who those … Continue reading

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I saw Jesus resurrected in Trafalgar Square

On Good Friday, my nine year son and I went up to Trafalgar Square to watch The Passion of Jesus. It was an epic production performed by the Wintershall Trust and sponsored by The Bible Society. Over 5000 others were … Continue reading

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Infanticide…and other Christmas themes

This morning, I watched my five year old daughter make her acting debut in her school Nativity Play.  It had everything to be expected – excitable shepherds, pretty Angels, proud parents and a clip-clopping Donkey.  It was cute, fun and everyone … Continue reading

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The Fifty Shades of Christian Fiction: ‘Cross Roads’ by Wm Paul Young [review]

What has Wm Paul Young, author of The Shack, got in common with EL James, author of record breaking series Fifty Shades of Grey? Well, for a start they have both sold millions of books. But also, both writers have … Continue reading

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New book from author of The Shack – ‘Cross Roads’ + your chance to win a free copy

Today, WM Paul Young is launching his second novel Cross Roads.  His first novel The Shack was a global bestseller, shifting over 600,000 copies in the UK and 18 million copies globally. I must confess that I was not a … Continue reading

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‘There is nothing we can do to make God love us more and there is nothing we can do to make God love us less’

This week, at the day centre for homeless people that the West London Mission runs in Marylebone, I led a reflection on Jesus’ Parable of the Lost Son from Luke 15.  We also used Rembrandt’s famous painting The Return of … Continue reading

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Learning from those who never got there: what Bonhoeffer and King teach me about reaching 40

Last month, I was 40.  It’s a time to stand back, to reflect and take stock…and invest in moisturiser.  Especially when one of my son’s friends thought I was 60! In recent years, two of the biggest influences on me have … Continue reading

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Which is more important: what is done on the pavement or what is said on the platform?

When I worked for Shaftesbury – now Livability – helping churches engage in social action, I had a boss who would often challenge our team with this question: was our work making a difference on the pavement or was it more about the … Continue reading

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Why I signed the ‘Coalition for Marriage’ Petition – by Lizzie Schofield

A week or so ago I shared a link on Facebook to the Coalition for Marriage Petition. Its aim is to preserve the ‘traditional’ marriage unit of one man and one woman. It’s a cause I support, and many of … Continue reading

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