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Bah Humbug?

It has been thought for a long time that Christians took over a pagan festival to create Christmas. That’s not all we have made use of. We take other things and adapt them. For example, Santa Claus is adapted from … Continue reading

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Responding to the Love of God

God loves you, no buts. How should we respond? We understand that our understanding of the love is limited by our experience. We are limited by our vocabulary – I love my wife and I love curry. Other languages have … Continue reading

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Do More

In the 1993 film Schindler’s List, at the end of the film when Schindler is leaving he bursts into tears at the thought that he could have done more. He could have sold his car and used it to buy … Continue reading

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A Psalm of Lament

Psalm 79 is a communal lament. The writer of Psalm 79, as in other psalms of lament, complains to God.How long, O LORD? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire? (Psalm 79:5)  Does God allow us … Continue reading

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Why Won’t You Come to the Party?

When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” But he said to him, “A man once gave a great … Continue reading

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Nanny McPhee and the Road to Emmaus

No, it’s not a new sequel film, but a strange coincidence. What happened on the Emmaus road is explained very neatly by Nanny McPhee. That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles … Continue reading

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When the Bible Disagrees

As Christians we should be reading our Bibles, yes? Our theology should be based on what the Bible says. We have either worked out what we believe from what we read, or listened carefully to sermons and Bible studies and … Continue reading

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