Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rejecting evil at the bandstand

Steve led us today, continuing the Lenten theme with musings on evil, looking at the temptations of Christ in the wilderness. He spoke of the passages of Scripture which personify Satan and the alternative Augustinian approach in which evil is merely the absence of good. Both have potential weaknesses – of either off-loading responsibility for… Read more »

Ash Wednesday

As usual we gathered at Holly House to mark the beginning of Lent. We chatted over issues arising from Chapter 23 of our book – we all seemed to fall under the Pharisee banner than that of the multitudes! We drew names from hats to match us up with prayer partners and took time to… Read more »

Preparing for Lent

Last Sunday Paul and Fi led us in a preparation for Lent. So this is what we are doing: We are supporting the 40 for 40 Trussell Trust campaign – 40p each day from each home for 40 days of Lent to support the huge numbers of families and individuals needing the help of food… Read more »

Soup & Miracles

Over steaming bowls of soup, served with bread and cheese we had a stimulating discussion about miracles based around Brian McLaren’s book “We Make the Road by Walking”.   Miracles? Are you a believer in miracles? Are you sceptical about miracles? What problems do you encounter from your stand point? McLaren talks of signs and asks… Read more »

Keep Moving

I chose the theme of Keep Moving for Sunday morning worship for three reasons; The weather forecast told of extremely cold conditions and a screaming wind straight from the Arctic. (We would need to keep moving to prevent us from getting too cold.) We are studying a book called “We make the Road by Walking”… Read more »