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Alpha at Christ Church starts next Wednesday!

Image invite friends, family, neighbours. It will be a great opportunity. team met Monday evening for some training and we are really expectant that God is going to work in people’s lives. Also consider coming for your own faith if you have felt a bit dry recently or struggling with faith. It’s a great place to come as you are and explore.

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Prayer of Sir Francis Drake

prayer from my recent talk..some of you asked for the words

Prayer of Sir Francis Drake

Disturb us, Lord, when We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

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Another cup of tea :: 3

Huw Thomas on musicals and Jesus…

Andrew Lloyd Webber has begun his search for Jesus.

No, the good Lord isn’t seeking our Lord. He’s looking for a singer to play the part of Jesus in a big production of the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar”.
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A cup of tea – 2 :: wwjd?

The traditional post service cup of tea is often a point at which we pick up some of the more pointed or controversial things said in our ministry.
 Here, Huw Thomas asks whether we need to ask “what would Jesus do”?.

The banner most broadcast in the Occupy London protests asks the question: What Would Jesus Do?

The broadcasters presumably wanted to contrast the banner’s question with St Paul’s Cathedral in the background.  Although I share a desire to follow Jesus I feel uneasy at the WWJD question. Fact is, most times I don’t know what Jesus would do.  And  I’m not sure I need to know the answer, or be prompted by the question.

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The Cup of Tea

The traditional post service cup of tea is often a point at which we pick up some of the more pointed or controversial things said in our ministry.

Here, Huw Thomas reflects on virals, bubbles and money.

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come”. So begins the ‘Kony 2012’ video, a viral that thrives through the internet and has inspired our young folks to action. It highlights the actions of Joseph Kony, leader of the awfully named “Lord’s Resistance Army”, a gaggle of thugs who have terrorised the north of Uganda and surrounding areas through a particularly sordid campaign of kidnapping, abusing and brutalising their army of child soldiers.

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