Articles

Where has God gone?

Where has God gone? That’s a question that has echoed throughout history. We can travel back through the outrages of the Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing hearing the cries of those whose lives have been devastated by a visiting injustice, through to the victims of the religious wars that have marked out faltering progress towards understanding

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Articles

Where has God gone?

Where has God gone? That’s a question that has echoed throughout history. We can travel back through the outrages of the Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing hearing the cries of those whose lives have been devastated by a visiting injustice, through to the victims of the religious wars that have marked out faltering progress towards understanding

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Brokenness – Paul Cudby

Tomorrow the church remembers the post-Easter encounter Jesus had with two of his disciples on the road to Emmaus, and how they didn’t recognise him until that moment when he broke bread with them. (The whole reading is at the end if you want to read it.) This caught my imagination because I think that

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God’s Probation

In many workplaces there is a tool used for new employees called ‘probation’. During this probationary period, usually a term of some months, the employee is examined to see if they are suitable for the job and fits in to the workplace. Only after that period finishes can the employee then become ‘permanent’, they have

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The inspiration of Unknowing

What if the facts on which we base our lives are shown to be unreliable? What if our expectations are confounded? What if we let go of those assumptions and expectations? What if we let go of our familiar, habitual ways of thinking? What if we let go of the very need to know? Unknowing

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Did Jesus Really Exist?

Before I started the Alpha course I didn’t know there was evidence to suggest Jesus really lived, outside of what could be found in the bible. If I’m honest, without reading the bible at all, I was edging towards Jesus being a fictional character. I’d heard a few stories from the bible and I had

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Events & Announcements

Clouds of Heaven, Beings of Light, by Sharon Kay Casey

In the Light, Being the Light Some of the conversions I have had concerning Heaven, ranges from, “So what does it feel like to be enlightened?”  Then there’s, “I want to have an experience like that but I’m just not there yet.”  There are the disbelievers that question.  Those who say they do not think

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Coming Soon to Circle Books

Publishing October2015 Clouds of  Heaven Beings of Light How does one describe the indescribable?  With trust, the words will come to paint a faint image of that which lives and dwells in us all.  This is a true story of a blessed life that through a series of events went to a dark place of

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Book News

New for September – Listening to God

Listening to God – Fuel for Ministry? An examination of the influence of Prayer and Meditation, including the use of Lectio Divina, in Christian Ministry. Author  John Draper trained as a church musician and was ordained in the Church of England in 1990, after training at Queen’s College, Birmingham. He has served in large urban

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New for June – Meeting Evil with Mercy

Meeting Evil with Mercy. An Anglican priest’s bold answer to atrocity – reflections upon the ministry of Martin Israel. At a time of great turbulence, this book offers solace and insight into the root causes of sorrow and violence. Meeting Evil with Mercy tells the absorbing story of Martin Israel, a Jewish doctor turned Christian priest, who

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