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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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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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From Richard’s Desk 03/02/2012

I have spent most of January wrestling with complex theological thought. Not everyone’s cup of tea I know and it is as frustrating as it is rewarding. I haven’t quite finished yet as I have another assignmnet to hand in next Friday. The two areas that I have been focussing on are the socio-political and […]

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From Richard’s Desk 1st December 2011

One of the greatest privileges and biggest heartaches of being human is the opportunity to produce and nurture children. They fill our hearts with joy and cost us the most tears of any other experience in life. Children are a sharing in the divine – an insight into the fatherhood and motherhood of God. He […]

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