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.

What do you have in your house!

There is a fascinating story told in the second book of Kings, Chapter 4, where Elisha the prophet encounters the widow of one of the company of prophets. As the deceased man had debts, not

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Layers of Light

I have always been fascinated by this extraordinary image.  A photographer in Texas was apparently taking night-time photos of a nearby oil rig. In one of those serendipitous moments his finger clicked on an image

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A Fool for Christ – Candlemas 2020

Yesterday was Candlemas, marking the bridge between Christmas and Easter. At a time when believing in Christian truths may seem foolish to many, we offer you this poem called ‘A Fool for Christ’. Shalom Baden

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Lighten our Darkness

‘Lighten our darkness….’ From early childhood I have been afraid of the dark, a condition my brother was never slow to take advantage of as we were growing up. Our farm buildings were a few

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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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