This years Lent course has been a special time to focus on our relationship with God and each other. We’ve thought particularly about the holiness of the Church. There are two aspects of holiness – what we have been called away from and what we have been called to. With the help of the Puritan John Owen we have been focussing on the latter – what have we been called to as a church. His short book, Rules for Walking in Fellowship, has encouraged us to enjoy a foretaste of the glories of heaven......
Dear Friends As we prepare ourselves to remember again Christ’s death on Good Friday, I wonder if you have ever thought that our situation must be fairly grim for a solution like that to be required. If we avoid the blasphemous caricatures of the cross, we see something extraordinary. Christ willingly gives himself up for us; God the Father gives over his own son and the very integrity of the Trinity is torn to breaking point as Jesus cries in dereliction, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.” Although Christians......