Thoughts and Musings – July 2020

Thought for the Week 26th July 2020

It’s all gone horribly wrong. In a way it wasn’t too surprising bearing in mind it had been born out of death. But at least that death had been a temporary state. A once invincible church has been found to

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Midweek Musings 22nd July 2020

I realise now that people have probably heard all the talks and read all the articles that have anything interesting to say on faith and our current pandemic so I can’t imagine that my own thoughts on the subject will

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Thought for the Week 19th July 2020

The opening line of this passage ‘In those days when the number of disciples was increasing’ sounds exciting but, this passage is a reminder that growth is often painful. Here are some brief thoughts about the passage with a question

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Midweek Musings 15th July 2020

It’s an added challenge this week to the Midweek Musing; we’re going to briefly compare two Psalms. The reason that these have been selected is that they are from the Church of England Lectionary readings for this week. If you’re

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Thought for the Week 12th July 2020

The story so far… It’s a good time to be a Christian. The church is enjoying its early life, with people joining the community in their droves as lives are transformed. The words of life that are being preached in

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Midweek Musings 8th July 2020

When I was reading from Romans Chapter 8 last Good Friday, I had a very clear picture when I read verse 26. This picture I want to share with you. “I saw a man dressed in smart clothing standing at

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Thought for the Week 5th July 2020

“Costly generosity” might be a suitable title for today’s reading. However, that doesn’t really cut the mustard. Maybe a better title would be “Seller beware!”, riffing on the popular warning to purchasers everywhere. But again, that doesn’t really give the

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Midweek Musings 1st July 2020

In the 1970s a series of cartoons were published under the heading “Love is…” These were drawn by the New Zealand artist Kim Casali, originally as little notes to her future husband, but then published in newspapers, books, and cards

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