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Chris

Chris

I've been blogging on the internet since around 2005. First using hand-coded sites and then using CMS such as Nucleus, Wordpress and Joomla.

All opinions expressed in these blog posts are my own.

Grace

What a wonderful God we serve! Who gives us such undeserved grace and loves us beyond understanding!

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November 23 2017

I'm not ashamed

It's a sad state of affairs we've come to in Britain when the unsubstantiated claim of 'harrassment' or 'offence' is used to shut down dissenting voices to the current zetgeist. I don't think I've seen or read about, in the 20 odd years of being a Christian, so many preachers of God's word being harrassed or arrested by the Police.

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November 17 2017

The Upper Rooms

The Bible contains many instances where significant events have taken place in an 'upper room', not just the Jerusalem Upper Room. It seemed good to recount several of these. I've included scripture, a precis and some themes in each instance.

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November 13 2017

The Last Post Revisited

Over the years I've posted a lot of content online, in blogs, discussions, forums and social media. Looking back you often see how your outlook on life changes. When I was a lad I leant a lot towards the left. I was, and still remain a trade union member and even joined the Labour Party.

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October 28 2017

My Strength and My Fortress

Immersed in worship one morning at our Sunday service I was struck by a couple of phrases in the song we were singing. It was by Hillsong and called My Story. The first phrase was "God will always be my strength" and the second was "To know You God is why I live".

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September 17 2017

Benedict and Suffering

I can't say I'm a great fan of the Catholic Church's current Pope but I do have a fond spot for Benedict XVI.

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September 02 2017

The Future of Forestry

It takes a lot to get me bothered about poetry. But every now and again you happen upon a gem. One such is The Future of Forestry by Clives Staples Lewis. It's a beautiful poem which combines the themes of nostalgia, ages past and hope in the future.

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May 19 2017

Jesus and the swords

We're so used to reading about Jesus being a man of 'peace and love', both from the Bible and also from our culture. A surprise then to see in the Bible Jesus telling his disciples to sell their cloaks and buy swords!

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May 08 2017

Everyone needs compassion

Recently I was leading the congregation in singing a wonderful chorus called Mighty to Save. The first line goes "Everyone needs compassion…"

And it go me thinking, what does God’s word say about compassion? A couple of scriptures came to mind, first was Zechariah’s Prophecy regarding the birth of the Prophet John in which the Lord shows compassion to all of the earth.

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May 08 2017