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.

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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From Jordan to Jerusalem -Day 3 & 4

‘Fishers of (wo)men’Day 3 was something of a slog with a long long bus journey from Jordan to Kibbutz Afik on the western bank of the river Jordan. A number of us were afflicted with

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From Jordan to Jerusalem – Day 2

Water is Life. When you travel through land that has been dry for millennia you appreciate all the more the glimpses of green that spring up (literally) where sufficient levels of water reside deep beneath

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From Jordan to Jerusalem – Day 1

I am very much aware what a privilege it is for Avril, Bethany and myself to make this journey from Jordan to Jerusalem. It is already emerging as a trip of a lifetime, and to

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The Raven’s Tale

Noise, constant yet changing, deafening yet not loud enough to drown out the horrible empty silence that sat in the heart of the pitch-black raven.  She watched in mindless despair as the upper deck of

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Swords into Ploughshares

Swords into Ploughshares Ever since Cain murdered Abel in a fit of jealous rage, there has been constant conflict among human beings. War is a confirmation of the brokenness of humanity, our inability to look

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Hope!

Hope! Back in the days of predictive text I came across an insight that blew me away, and was actually a timely reminder that God is literally everywhere. It was Christmas 2010 and the IMF

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