My Rock, My Refuge – Wendy Watts
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My Rock, My Refuge – Wendy Watts

  Timothy Keller is a New York pastor and author of many books; notably the best-seller: The Reason for God. He and his wife wrote the final draft of this devotional book based on the Psalms while staying in the English Lake District. He reminds us that the Psalms were the divinely inspired hymnbook for...

Anxiety – Living Well in a Broken World – Philippa Howsley
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Anxiety – Living Well in a Broken World – Philippa Howsley

  We all feel anxious at times, and many of us are currently feeling more anxious than usual. Anxiety is often viewed as a negative emotion that should be avoided. However, anxiety is an essential and often beneficial emotion that we all experience in response to situations that we think might be threatening or dangerous....

Prediction in Science & Biblical Prophecy – David Watts
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Prediction in Science & Biblical Prophecy – David Watts

The Higgs boson is an elementary particle far smaller than atoms and molecules. For years it was like the missing piece in a jigsaw puzzle. In 1964 Peter Higgs predicted its existence but it was not observed until 2012 at the European science research station in Geneva, after much experimental searching. Such predictions in science...

Christianity Explored Online
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Christianity Explored Online

You are most welcome to join this course via Zoom. There is no need to book beforehand – you can just turn up Our most popular course is Christianity Explored. Based on Mark’s gospel, it looks at who Jesus was in his own words, what his aims were and what it means to follow him. It...

The Comfort And Joy Of Messianic Promise – David Watts
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The Comfort And Joy Of Messianic Promise – David Watts

When Jesus was born of Mary in Bethlehem this was the fulfilment of age-long divine promises at the “midpoint” between distinct eras (BC/AD). The Messiah (Hebrew: Anointed One or, in Greek: Christos) was to receive universal dominion as God’s supreme Servant-King. Many facets of Jesus’ life and ministry were foretold or foreshadowed in prophecy, including...

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What Does The Normal Christian Life Look Like? – Autumn 2020
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What Does The Normal Christian Life Look Like? – Autumn 2020

There’s a lot of uncertainty about what ‘the new normal’ will be like! But what should we expect ‘normal life’ to be like for the Christian? Thankfully there are some things we can be sure about because the Bible tells us! Sadly, Christians have sometimes given an over-cooked version of the Christian life (perfect joy,...

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Simon’s Scrawl – Summer 2020
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Simon’s Scrawl – Summer 2020

There’s been a lot of talk about the ‘new normal’ – what life will be like when we finally emerge from Covid 19. There’s no doubt many things will be ‘new’ – will we ever get back to shaking hands, or socialising as we did? No doubt many more people will be working from home...

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Simon’s Scrawl – Easter 2020
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Simon’s Scrawl – Easter 2020

As I write the pandemic is exploding. Schools are shutting. Many businesses are at risk. Things we took for granted are gone. Shelves in the shops are empty and we’re counting the number of loo rolls. Our health is under threat and for many the future is very uncertain and bleak. To be without hope...

View from the Pew – Hazel & Nigel Brookes
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View from the Pew – Hazel & Nigel Brookes

In View from the Pew, Marc Hollinshead chats to different people from the St John’s congregation to hear a little about them and their journey. Marc: So how did you both come to meet? Hazel: I originally come from a village east of Edinburgh and worked at Cambridge university. It was when we both worked...