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Richard’s Blog May 2015

Spring brings with it the promise of new life. That which was dead in the ground suddenly bursts fourth in fragrance and colour and warms the hearts of all those who look on. This is nature’s way of mirroring the Resurrection and the empty tomb. But it is also a reminder to us of the […]

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Richard’s Blog 01/01/2015

As the Christmas Carols fade in our ears and the tinsel begins to look tired around the tree, our thoughts turn to the year ahead. This can provoke a number of different reactions. For some there may be a sense of anticipation as they consider some good things they know will lie ahead. For others there may […]

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A Passion for the Kingdom

God has put a passion in my heart. That passion is to see His kingdom come and His will done on earth as it is in heaven. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by this passion as I see the slide towards existential immorality in the society around us. The task of bringing in the kingdom seems […]

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We have all the time in the world!

Last week I was unwell. Of itself this is not perhaps unusual but, for the first time in 15 years I took time out from work and went to bed. This also meant missing out on the Groundlevel leaders conference which is one of those times of the year to receive rather than give. However, […]

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Richard’s Blog 22/01/2014

In November someone ran into our car on a roundabout in Beverley. Our expectation was that this would be a fairly simple case and that we would not lose out. Unfortunately, the other party had a friend of hers in a car behind her. Together they colluded and misrepresented the events to the insurance company. […]

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Richard’s Blog 18/12/2013 – The Meaning of Life

The other day I received a ‘prayer request’ through the web site which was actually a thinly veiled attempt to undermine my faith. Attached to it was a YouTube clip of Christopher Hitchens declaring why Christianity was untenable. Whilst I could argue about the individual points raised by Hitchens, it has caused me to think […]

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Richard’s Blog 01/12/2013

Passion is a word that is overused these days. It can be associated with anything from Ann Summers to the commitment of a footballer to his sport. The dictionary defines it as ‘a powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger’. Essentially, it means to feel strongly about anything. In fact, it means to […]

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Richard’s Blog Sept 13

I have now had a week to digest the One Event and, for me, the underlying message was ‘Go!’. This was crystallized on the Monday of the event when in the morning Andy Elms, and in the evening Glynn Barrett, delivered pretty much the same message concerning our responsibility to reach the lost. This was […]

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Richard’s Blog

It is now the second day since I arrived back from India. I am just starting to catch up with things and a day or two more will complete the task. Today in India is independence day. It is of course the day when they won their freedom from the British after a long struggle. […]

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From Richard’s Desk 18/04/12

As I prepare to go to Kenya, I find myself once more trying to get things arranged: rotas sorted, speakers arranged, assignments finished, and a whole list of personal preparations to complete. It seems that everytime I go away I leave myself a mountain to climb, meaning the start of any trip is usually a […]

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