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St Peter

This weekend we celebrate St Peter – huge celebrations in Over Wallop as our church is named after Peter, I’m writing this having been drenched in sunshine at the fete held in my ‘front garden’, and in anticipation of breakfast … Continue reading

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God’s Mighty Women: Rahab – the scarlet woman.

The second woman mentioned in the New Testament is also the second woman mentioned in Jesus’ genealogy: Rahab. Rahab is referred to as a prostitute but the word translated as prostitute could also be translated as ‘innkeeper’ – so no … Continue reading

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Integrity before God: Circumcision and hypocrisy (Galatians 2 1-14)

I had a friend who moved from Bristol to Liverpool for her studies. When she came home it was noted that her accent had changed. To her university friends she had a thick West Country accent, but when she came … Continue reading

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Tamar The first woman mentioned in the New Testament is Tamar. Tamar was widowed twice, left childless, sent away by her Father-in-Law who eventually mistakes her for a prostitute, sleeps with her, makes her pregnant, then calls for her to … Continue reading

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In the image of God he created them, male and female he created them’

I had been having a tough time, and feeling rather low. The repercussions of the vote to enable women to become bishops having failed by a handful of votes, difficult situations at work and at home, made me want to … Continue reading

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What Makes Paul so Saintly? (Galatians 1: 11-24 Luke 7: 36 – 8: 3)

Today, Father’s day as far as the secular world and the land of hallmark cards are concerned, we are continuing our journey through the book of Galatians Maybe the theme of Fatherhood is apt, as Paul himself was considered to … Continue reading

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