Martin Luther’s Haircut (Updated)
Martin Luther’s Haircut (Updated)

Martin Luther’s Haircut   I’m a typical man: I like to get my haircuts over and done with as quickly as possible. As far as visits to the barbers are concerned, my sympathies are with Martin Luther when he was a monk: his haircut would have...

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Jesus’ vision statement
Jesus’ vision statement

Everyone now has to have a “mission statement” or a “vision statement”. Let me give you some examples. Google’s mission statement is: “To provide access to the world’s information in one click”- ironically, that was quite hard to find using...

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The Hammer
The Hammer

  500 years ago, Europe rang to the blows of a hammer. On 31st October 2017, Martin Luther published his 95 theses, protesting against the commercialization of God’s sovereign grace by the sale of indulgences. He may have done this by nailing...

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God Alone
God Alone

Five hundred years ago, one man completely overturned the way we understand the universe and our place in it. His name was Nicholas Copernicus. For thousands of years, people had thought that the earth, with mankind on it, remained stationary at...

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Post Tenebras, Lux
Post Tenebras, Lux

“After darkness, light”. That was the motto of the Reformation, whose 500th anniversary we celebrate in October this year. Why are these long ago events so important for us today? The answer is in the word: Reformation, or re-formation. There...

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Harvest 2017
Harvest 2017

“Then celebrate with joy before the Lord your God for seven days… I am the LORD your God”. Leviticus 23:40,43.   Next Sunday is our Harvest service at Christ Church. We will thank God for his goodness, bring gifts of food which will be taken...

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2 Peter 3
2 Peter 3

The world is probably not going to end tomorrow. You may have seen the rumours that have been flying around the internet for a few weeks, saying that on 23rd September 2017 a hitherto unknown planet called “Nibiru” or “Planet X” will  smash into...

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