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Commandment Number 9: Do Not Lie

With all these commandments it is vital to remember that they were given to a people who had already been redeemed, not as a way of making them righteous.  The rescue from Egypt had already happened, the people were no longer slaves, but called to be God’s people.  These commandments set out how they should live as God’s people, in God’s land,…

Standing with and for Jesus…

Over the last few years I have noticed that when tragedy strikes, people have been quick to identify with the victims as a way of standing with them in solidarity against evil and for freedom.  So after the Paris terrorist attacks a few years back, the phrase “je suis Charlie” was everywhere.  As ISIS routed the Christians out of Iraq, many on…

A Better Story part 2: Real Dignity and value in ALL people

How do you judge the value of another human being?  By their looks, education or achievements?  Do you look at their family life, their character or their generosity? Do we measure how much they can contribute to society when we measure someone’s worth? Our world often judges people by all these things, and much more besides, and that’s bad news for the…

The Reformation – 500 years ago this month

500 years ago this month… Martin Luther, sparked a change in the church which spread across the whole world. Fancy a religious re-think having such a big impact! Trade-routes changed, power shifted, people were martyred (even here in England), the work-ethic of generations of people across Europe was inspired; and most importantly, the Protestant faith…

A city under siege

Over the last month I have been learning again something I already knew – that life can be really REALLY hard! Even when you know something, experiences can make you feel like you’re learning it all over again. Recently at St Nicholas Church, have wept and grieved alongside some members of our church family who…