Ian Bentley Mon, 13/04/2015 - 08:42
So there I was having tea with my grandchildren, 5,3 and 2 and they were teaching me what some of the Bible's big words mean. They were clear that imputation meant.....well do you know? They knew it meant that Jesus' righteousness is mine. That was followed by 'propitiation' which means God's anger is turned away. They even had actions to help them remember these and seven other big words from the Bible that end, as they put it, in 'shun'. How did they know these words? Well in their church they were using a song from Colin Buchanan an Australian who writes children's songs.
Skychaplain Mon, 02/03/2015 - 12:07
Christian Ministers sometimes ask themselves how relevant, how connected, their ministry (and that of their church) is. At least I did, as a church-based minister - and still feel this question is important, as the world changes fast and the Church seeks to catch up, and maintain a missional and evangelistic edge.
Ian Bentley Wed, 21/01/2015 - 15:10
So we are three weeks in to 2015 which has given most of us time to forget whatever our New Year’s resolutions were let alone break them!
SteveJ Sat, 29/11/2014 - 20:39
I arrived home on 31st Oct, it has taken sometime to update this and write the end of my trip and blogg. There are a mirad of reasons for this, but I will not bother you with this and to be honest the intention is to keep this quite short.
I know that there were some lovely people who had supported me and also who had me in their thoughts, thank you so much for that
Kilimanjaro and Tanzania is amazing, but the latter was a very brief taste, really just seeing it through a window of minibus, the former, was up close and personal.
Ian Bentley Tue, 14/10/2014 - 18:52
On Sunday 12th Oct 2014 as part of our series on ‘Growing together in Christ’ we looked at reconciliation.
From Matt 18:15, “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over.”
We looked at four things that Jesus seems to suggest.
1. go – that is take the initiative and go to the person who has offended you. Don’t wait for them to come to you and fess up.