Tag: Faith

Q&A: How would you unpack the Bible step by step to show God’s big picture, that grace is a free, unmerited gift?

Sarah asks: Hi Will, My Mormon friends believe that they are saved by grace after all that they can do. One of their former presidents said: “One of the most fallacious doctrines originated by Satan and propounded by man is

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Q&A: Does a desire for forgiveness mean faith?

Anonymous asks: If someone claims to be without faith, yet morally knows they have done something “wrong” due to our God given in built moral compass (even if said person chooses to not believe that God gave them the compass) and

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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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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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Review: A Tale of Three Kings – A Study in Brokenness

What is our posture and place before God? Gill has often asked me, “How do you see God right now? Who is he to you?”  It’s not a doctrinal question, it’s a posture question.  Am I rejoicing before him, in freedom?

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Review: Spirituality Workbook – A Guide for Explorers, Pilgrims and Seekers

Some books are wide-ranging and broad.  Some books are deep and specific.  David Runcorn, in Spirituality Workbook, deals with some of the nitty gritty of everyday expressions of Christian spirituality, and manages to do both; it is both deep and wide.

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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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The Briggs’ Are Moving

It’s time to announce it:  At the beginning of August I will be taking up the role of Associate in the Parish of St. Nicolas, Newbury, in West Berkshire, in the Diocese of Oxford.  In July, the Briggs Family will

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Q&A: Does [the Anglican] church believe that faith alone is needed to go to heaven?

Tony asks: You are an Anglican right-does your church believe that faith alone is needed to go to heaven Hi Tony, The short answer is “yes.” Within orthodox Anglican theological circles there is variance as to what “faith alone” means

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Review: Mud, Sweat, and Tears: Bear Grylls The Autobiography

I’ve been known to say that (give or take the incarnation) the perfect man would be a cross between Bear Grylls and (ABC election analyst) Antony Green – perfect wildness, perfect geekiness.  (I’ve since suggested that a seasoning of Jamie

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