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Tackling the Text

by Amy Stopher

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​As I reflect back on 2016, it strikes me that one of the most useful resources we've produced for our leaders has been a bit of a happy accident. Each week over lunch our whole staff team meets to ‘Tackle the Text’.

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To Stay Or To Go?

by Peter Adam

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When the 1662 Book of Common Prayer was adopted in England, about 20 per cent of the ministers of the Church of England resigned and many lay people left the Church. If we were in a similar situation, would we stay or would we go? Inevitably there will be some who stay and some who decide to leave a church in every age. How then should we cope with this with Christian maturity?

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Colin Buchanan writes: (2) Watch What You Say, Christian Kids Worker – The 30 Seconds I Never Forgot

by Colin Buchanan

Colin Buchanan writes: (2) Watch What You Say, Christian Kids Worker – The 30 Seconds I Never Forgot image

Children are question machines. They don’t stop. And they (we—all of us had a childhood) don’t remember every question, just like we don't remember every answer. But beware of letting incidence disguise significance. Children ask to find out. If they ask you, it’s because they think you’ll know the answer. Like a pressed flower, picked one Spring from a paddock of countless blooms, one or two will be preserved, perhaps treasured a lifetime, echoing into eternity.

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