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Side-by-side in the Minefields

In the light of yesterday’s post it seemed appropriate to repost this video: Gill discovered this song on our 15th anniversary.  We were 19 and 21 the year we got engaged… We’re hoping to see Andrew performing in the UK later

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Deep Joy

I’m currently reflecting on suffering as an essential, unavoidable part of what it means to live and follow Jesus. This song by Page CXVI renders it one of the most profound ways that I’ve seen and heard. Now, how to

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Remembering Jesus: Soul Survivor and Sacramental Singing

We’ve just been to Soul Survivor.  For the uninitiated, it’s a Christian youth festival, held as five separate weeks in various places around the UK.  We went to the last week in Shepton Mallet, Somerset together as a family with

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Sustenance for the Plodding Pedestrian

When You don’t move the mountains I’m needing You to move When You don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through When You don’t give the answers as I cry out to You I will trust, I will

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Something anthemic

Rend Collective have released their new album, As Family We Go.  Here’s the introductory video. It’s rare that I come across something that is so anthemic to the way Gill and I seek to lead life. We as a church were

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Missional Eschatology Before Breakfast

There are these words: Fearless warriors in a picket fence, reckless abandon wrapped in common sense Deep water faith in the shallow end and we are caught in the middle With eyes wide open to the differences, the God we

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Immanent Divinity on the Coffee Corner

Faith is both affective and cognitive.  Which is to say that we not only know about God, but we know him and are known by him.  He moves us.  He is close.  He is immanent.  Even (and especially) at those times when

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Wind of Change

For some reason the song by the Scorpions always tears me up. I think it’s something to do with the unrealised dreams and angst of a browbeaten Generation X. It takes faith to keep dreaming.

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Hope in the Night

I came across Andrew Peterson a little while ago and recently downloaded his album “Counting Stars.”  Peterson is a wordsmith and it shows in his songs.  Their strength is their lyrics.  I have found them to be extremely useful in

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