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Naturally Supernatural: Contemplative and Charismatic

I have just returned from the Naturally Supernatural Winter conference, held and hosted by Soul Survivor Church Watford. The form and substance of it would be familiar to anyone who has attended any of the Soul Survivor youth festivals in

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Q&A: Do we neglect the doctrine of hell?

Sarah asks: Hi Will, Do we neglect the doctrine of hell? I recently read Jonathan Edwards’ “sinners in the hands of an angry God” and my reaction was: To marvel at the magnitude of my rescue; To be reminded of

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Q&A: How can we cultivate a ‘space’ for God to move?

Anonymous asks: In your experience, how can we cultivate a ‘space’ for God to move in a way that is natural & supernatural, expected & unexpected? How do we do this in different contexts? Church, work, school, family, relationships etc?

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Q&A: What does it mean to be co-heirs with Christ?

Sarah asks: Hi Will, What does it mean to be co-heirs with Christ in Romans 8:17? It must be unfathomable, outrageous grace to inherit all that Christ has as God the Son! This is way better than Eden isn’t it?

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Q&A: Should we pray for blessings for unbelievers?

Sarah A writes: Hi Will, Should we as individuals or churches offer prayer for unbelievers for God to intervene in day to day challenges or bring his blessings on a situation? I completely appreciate that the motivation to offer this is

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Q&A: Should we make more of Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

MK asks: It’s taken me an age to get to this point, but certainly for some, baptism is just the start. Simply recognising another broken person wants to be fixed. Sometimes, of course, a recognition that parents see their child needs to be

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Q&A: Who are the poor? Is our first challenge the spiritually poor?

Anonymous asks: We are challenged certainly in some Anglican communities to look after the poor. I suppose the biggest question is going to be who are the poor? May seem a daft question, but in financial terms we have very

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Without Faith It Is Impossible to Please God

The Bishop of Oxford, Steven Croft, visited us here in the Newbury Deanery this last week.  He spoke and took questions in the evening at a public service and he focused, as he has since his inauguration, on the beatitudes from

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Liminality and the Enterprise

We Christians use some weird words.  Sometimes we make them up, sometimes we borrow them.  Often they are shibboleths that stamp us into a box.  You know what I mean: If I use the word “anointed” a lot you can

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The Dirt of Deeper Change

I remember a time when Gill and I moved into a new home.  It had a backyard!  With my farmboy zeal I got stuck into turning the yard into a garden.  Some things were already in place – mature fruit trees, a tap

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