Archives March 17, 2009

…but do not fear me

Lent course bible study tonight: Malachi 3:5 (New International Version) 5 "So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud labourers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,"…

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Deborah 13 – Servant of God

When I should have been getting on with preparing the Lent course, I was distracted by this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00j6l77/Deborah_13_Servant_of_God/ a documentary about a 13-year old girl from a fundamentalist and somewhat (although not excessively) isolationist family. Some of what she has to say, and some of her take on the culture and society of many 13-year-olds…

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Bureaucracy gone mad!

We lived in Sussex until 1999 when as a family we all moved up to Mirfield for my theological training. Then we had two kids, and Liam and Emma both went to a lovely primary school in Alfriston. We gave all the appropriate notice and moved them both up to School in Yorkshire. Since returning…

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Bureaucracy gone mad!

We lived in Sussex until 1999 when as a family we all moved up to Mirfield for my theological training. Then we had two kids, and Liam and Emma both went to a lovely primary school in Alfriston. We gave all the appropriate notice and moved them both up to School in Yorkshire. Since returning…

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A no-Loyalty Card

Many of you will know of my serious coffee addiction. It's almost up there with the French writer Balzac who apparantly used to drink 30 espressos a day and died of heart failure as a result. I have both Costa's and Starbuck's cards, and kind friends often send me top-ups as gifts (it's such a…

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Lent Course

We have been holding Lent Course in both the afternoons and the evenings. This means that the widest possible number of people can get to something, unless your Monday is already maxed out with other activity. In this parishLife at least Monday seems to be given over to discipleship of some kind: Bible Study groups,…

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