Being an Attractive Church

I’ve been reading an article entitled, “You’re So Depraved, You Probably Think This Church is About You”. It’s an attention seeking headline which, I presume, was grabbed from the song, “You’re So Vain, You Probably Think this Song is about You”. What on earth does the author mean? What’s he trying to say? The author firstly picks up his Bible … Read More

Christ verses Culture

I’m sure you’ve noticed that we live in an unstable world. I think less stable than anything I’ve seen in my life time. What comes to mind is the volatile Middle East, the American political landscape, Hong Kong, climate change, refugees and gender ideology. Our country has been through a number Of Prime Ministers in recent years. The abortion debate … Read More

R U OK?

Last Thursday was R U OK?DAY. It’s a day which reminds everyone to ask, “Are you OK?” and a reminder to support people who may be struggling with life’s ups and downs. It was World Suicide Prevention Day last Tuesday. Christians can be embarrassed to talk about mental health. As a Christian, should I not be happy and joyful and … Read More

Sickness and Death

It’s great to have Gus Batley with us this morning to share his experience as Chaplain at Tamworth Base Hospital. Alongside other medical staff, he cares for the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. It’s work which often brings him into contact with the saddest moments in life. Indeed, life is fragile and it takes only one … Read More