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Sharing the Gospel at Easter

Eleanor Elms | March 21st 2019

I have to admit, when I think about Easter, evangelism doesn’t spring to mind. We’re pretty comfortable with Christmas evangelism; inviting neighbours along to carol services, perhaps engaging with friends on what Christmas means for them and how they celebrate. But Easter? Most of my friends don’t really care about Easter. They’re glad for a long weekend and a few months of creme eggs, but that’s about it.... continue reading

 

Praying for Christchurch

Tim Thornborough | March 15th 2019

This morning we woke to the news of the deadliest shooting in New Zealand’s history. 49 people have been killed and at least 20 wounded at 2 mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand.  It can be very difficult to know what or how to pray in the wake of such horrific attacks. Feel free to use this prayer as a guide.... continue reading

 

Pastor: Try Saying ‘I Don’t Know…’

Chris Green | March 15th 2019

If you think that saying ‘I don’t know’ means you’re a failure (because you’re paid to know, you ought to know) then you will never learn anything.... continue reading

 

Should I Laugh Or Cry? Teaching Emotional Intelligence to Children

Tim Thornborough | March 12th 2019

Parents have a built in feedback loop for emotions in their children. We cuddle them when they cry; we tell them to “stop being silly” when they get hysterical with giggles and can’t stop. And we instinctively protect them from experiencing the “excessive” emotions of sadness, grief, disappointment.... continue reading

 

What's On Our Bookshelves?

Joe Henegan | March 7th 2019

Our bookshelves say a lot about who we are - what ideas have lived with us, challenged us and formed us. ... continue reading

 

The Value of Praying Parents: A Teen’s Perspective

Emma Kruger | March 4th 2019

My mom once said prayer was like learning another language. If you grew up with parents who prayed regularly in the home, it would feel natural—like a native language. But if you waited, it became harder to learn. It wasn’t that you couldn’t learn to pray, but it would take more time for it to feel natural. It might feel foreign or odd and somewhat uncomfortable at first.... continue reading

 

The Irreplaceable Importance Of Family Traditions, And Why Lent Should Be One Of Them

Ed Drew | March 4th 2019

Family life is predictably unpredictable. It is chaotic and confused.... continue reading

 

10 Things To Make Lent Exciting For Your Kids

Ed Drew | February 28th 2019

Lent is struggling a little. It’s not really coping with our changing times. It’s slipped out of our cultural consciousness. Conversely, Lent’s little brother Advent seems to be doing jolly well.... continue reading

 

Why Do Millennials Feel So Nostalgic?

Rachel Jones | February 27th 2019

It’s the reason you click on those Buzzfeed articles like “13 Breakfast Cereals that Every 90s Kid Will Remember” or “17 Stationery Items We Need to Bring Back”.

It’s the cause of the hype behind the trailer for Disney’s new remake of The Lion King.

It’s the reason the last book I finished reading was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

That’s right: I’m talking about nostalgia.... continue reading

 

6 Things Writing An Evangelistic Book Taught A Guilty Non-Evangelist

Rachel Jones | February 26th 2019

For a writer, it sounded like a dream assignment: sit down with eleven strangers, interview them about how they became a Christian, and write up their stories into an evangelistic book of testimonies for our partner organisation, Christianity Explored Ministries.... continue reading

 
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