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Church Without Walls – 20th July

Learning to disagree agreeably If we have been following Jesus for any length of time, one of the things which often disappoints us is the inconsistency between our words and our actions. We often know the right thing to do but, in the heat of the moment, we go for another option imagining it might […]

Church Without Walls – 13th July

Winning the Key Moments If you are a sports fan, the past few weeks have been something of a feast on television. There was the Euros in football, Wimbledon for the tennis fans and international rugby as the Lions go on tour to South Africa and the Home Nations experiment with some new players. The […]

Church Without Walls – 29th June

The Bigger Picture One of the things we try to do in the ‘church without walls’ is to let people know the sorts of things that are important to us. We are aware that some who read this blog are already very familiar with the church, its purposes and its work, while others are less […]

Church Without Walls – 22nd June

He who has ears to hear Did you know that in January 2020 there were 850,000 active podcasts on the internet? This number had grown from 500,000 active podcasts in February 2018. A podcast is an online audio broadcast and the growth in popularity is attributed to the fact that people can listen to podcasts […]

Church Without Walls – 15th June

Burning Bush Moments On Saturday evening around teatime I switched on the TV to check the score in the football from the Euros. Instead of football, I discovered a gardening programme and, when I checked my phone, I discovered that the match had been abandoned. Denmark was playing Finland and the Danish midfielder, Cristian Eriksen, […]

Church Without Walls – 8th June

Encouraging Steps Earlier this morning I went for a walk with a friend. I hadn’t seen him for a while and it was good to walk and catch up as we went along. It felt safe, too, to be able to walk outdoors and have the masks off. I’ve just finished a charming book about […]

Church Without Walls – 1st June

Reinvention A photo caught my eye on the cover of the weekend supplement on my Saturday newspaper. It featured the DJ and recently published author, Annie MacManus, known as Annie Mac. It’s well over 20 years ago now when I used to know Annie’s parents. They were parishioners at a church I served in and, […]

Church Without Walls – 25th May

Church on Demand Yesterday I was listening to an interview with an author and thinker called Simon Sinek. He has written a book called ‘Start with Why’ as a response to problem solving. His aim is to explore how great leaders inspire everyone to take action. He was very interesting in his analysis of everything […]

Church Without Walls – 18th May

Asking for Help I really enjoy listening to podcasts and, in particular, when I’m on a long car journey. There haven’t been too many of those in the past year and a half, but I still enjoy podcasts when I’m doing chores in the kitchen or about the house. It’s a great way to hear […]

Church Without Walls – 11th May

Selection Processes There was plenty of debate on social media and on radio and television as Warren Gatland announced the 37 man squad for the British and Irish Lions’ tour to South Africa this summer. It’s always a talking point for rugby fans every four years as this squad is assembled from the best players […]