What is Community?: Jenny Priestley

4th June 2012
WHAT’S the craziest thing you’ve ever done for Jesus? A group of us from London and some from Northampton used to go to a nightclub called “Heaven” which was anything but heaven! We went on Thursday nights and washed people’s feet; it was a bit of a New Age scene at that club back in […]

What is Community?: Chris Gilbert

29th January 2012
WHAT DO you say if someone from the Blackthorn estate asks, “What’s life all about?” Life is about taking hold of Jesus’ example, looking at how He lived and working it out today. It’s about expressing God’s love to the people we meet and reconnecting people back to God. You’ve made a vow to be […]

Clichés aside, love changes everything

29th September 2010
SOME OF our church leaders met together for a meal and a catch-up; a chance to talk about how we felt things were going. As we shared, it became clear that a number of us were finding life uphill. The atmosphere steadily became gloomy. Picking fish bones out of my mouth, listening to shared woes, […]

The Poor

20th September 2010
POOR old Poor little Poor dear thing Poor show Poor me Poorly feeling Rich cake Rich stew Rich an’ famous Rags to riches That’s rich, that is Keep up with the Joneses Blind rich Stinking rich Sinking while they sing on Blessed poor Simple poor Theirs is the kingdom.

The lawyer, the dealer and the serial clothes stealer

28th July 2010
MOST people have something to give up when entering Christian community. It could be sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. It could be SKY sport. Most people have a fear they have to face. Sharing a room. Lack of a particular brand of hair conditioner ( “Pantene phobia” – common among females). Me? My fear […]

Celibacy = love

28th September 2009
WHEN Lesley Cutts made a vow of life-long celibacy in 1984, she knew that one of her main reasons for choosing such a lifestyle was availability. “As a celibate, I can be available not only to God, but to people around me,” explains Lesley. “Because I can be completely committed to people, I am more […]
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