REV. BADEN STANLEY

REV. BADEN STANLEY

Each week we hope to post a blog on a Monday or Tuesday. These blogs will hopefully stimulate thought, discussion and even debate around key topics that are affecting our society at this time of great change and challenge.

The Voice

Her son was restless, had been for some time, she realised. Oh, he was still diligent, still working each day, providing for her and their family; But mothers see these things, sometimes they even see

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Whatever happened to the gifts?

In recent years there has been a move by charities and churches to collect unwanted Christmas gifts and distribute them to those who would appreciate them more. A laudable and practical idea; but it got

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Special Delivery

Christmas Eve 1975; 11.55pm Time was standing still, or at least that’s how it seemed to my seven-year-old mind as the large hand on the old carriage clock beside my bed had refused to move

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David’s Sermon 15th December

I was in London last Sunday, staying in our son’s apartment. On Sunday morning, I walked the mile or so to St John the Evangelist on Goose Green, where we have worshipped before. It’s a

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From Jordan to Jerusalem – Days 9&10

‘Resurrection’   Our last day in Jerusalem began very early for those of us who wanted to eke out every experience from our pilgrimage. Cases were packed and placed at our room door for collection

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From Jordan to Jerusalem – Day 8

‘Once, In Royal David’s City’.Today’s adventure brought us to the heart of Jerusalem. As we are entering our season of Advent, that time of preparation for the wonder and joy of Christmas, we will be

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From Jordan to Jerusalem – Day 7

‘Ancient highs and lows’.I was very young when I first became aware of what was then known as ‘the lowest place on earth’. A visitor to our primary school showed us a picture of themselves

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From Jordan to Jerusalem – Day 6

‘Feeding a Nation’These reports of our adventures should probably be called Postcards. While they are written while here, the chances are that we’ll be well home before you get to read them! Today’s experiences all

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From Jordan to Jerusalem – Day 5

‘Idolatry!’It’s funny how each day here, packed with such a wide range of activities, can somehow end up following an overall theme that is very different to the previous day. Day 5 on our pilgrimage

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