Tag Archives: Lent

‘Dethroning Mammon: making money serve grace’ by Justin Welby – a review by Gordon Kuhrt

Mammon is money or possessions when they are enthroned. The author says there is nothing wrong with money in itself, but when it exercises supreme power (is enthroned) it becomes mammon: evil, destructive and dangerous. A Foreword commending the book … Continue reading

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Farewell facebook, twitter and blogging. See you at Easter

Over the last year, I have written about busyness being the enemy of spirituality and reflected on my son’s feedback that I am a nicer person without my iPhone. But do I really believe in what I am writing? It … Continue reading

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Being obedient to becoming more human – by Jenny Flannagan

“Because of our Welfare State, it’s hard in the UK for the Church to find social needs to respond to,” explained the young man to the group of European Christian leaders.  “The local homeless project has asked members of the … Continue reading

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Giving up negativity for Lent – by Anna Whittaker

With Easter fast on its way (the Creme Eggs have been on the shelves since before Christmas), many of us will be marking the Lent period by giving up something which we feel we would struggle to live without. My … Continue reading

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Sex, chocolates and a lie in for Easter…or is Christianity worth getting out of bed for?

The vicar of All Saints Church in Hove, Father Phil Ritchie, hit the headlines The Daily Mail and The Sun this weekend when he made these comments to his local paper: ‘The problem with the church is that we stay inside … Continue reading

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Having my cake and eating it: a Lent reflection – by Nikki Kuhrt

‘Man does not live on bread alone.’  Jesus ‘Is there anything a donut cannot do?’ Homer Simpson Although I believe there is more to life than food, Homer’s words speak to my soul. Not only do I love a crispy … Continue reading

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Busyness: the enemy of spirituality

How often do you hear people make comments like: ‘I’m so busy’ or ‘It’s been a crazy week’ or ‘I just don’t know how I am going to get everything done’. Being honest, I find myself saying things like this all … Continue reading

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Lent: the best time for a bit of R&R

Today is Shrove Tuesday so tomorrow Lent will begin.  At a church we visited on Sunday, the minister spoke about Lent as ‘a time of preparation for Easter, the most important Christian festival’.  My 7 year old son Tom turned to me aghast … Continue reading

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