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A new gig


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I haven’t yet mentioned on here that I have myself a new gig. Here writes the new ‘youth minister’ at my church. The title feels a little grandiose though, as I have really only gone up a few age groups in helping out in Sunday School, but it was an actual position that they were

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Another who has been there before you


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I got a few hours off work yesterday to go to a breakfast conference called Getting to Grips with Mental Illness at Church (I actually thought it was ‘getting a grip on’ or ‘coming to grips with’, but that is beside the point) at which Andrew Cameron spoke more theologically and biblically and a friend

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Ash Wednesday


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I thought the blog needed this poem by TS Eliot, who has not featured here for some years. Lent appears to be a subject of contention among friends, with some supposing it deludes folks into thinking that through deprivations they might find favour with God. I have not grown up in an environment where Lent was

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Sunday (on Monday)


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There is a lot of singing of liturgy involved in my church, but my favourite part has to be the Agnus Dei, sung after the congregation takes their seats, before going forward to communion. The melancholic in me loves this part. I was trying to find a recording or the name of the tune and

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