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 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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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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The Widow’s Mite

‘The widow’s mite’(A reflection on Mark 11.41-44) Jesus speaks: Come quickly friends and gather ‘round,And witness with me something quite profound.In the hustle and bustle acts of pure love are found,A miracle emerges without ever

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No Where Left To Go

You’re an outcast, shunned by those you love, a look of dread spreading across the eyes of those who become aware of your presence. You are utterly alone, even though you spend all your waking

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It takes a team

I was always interested in long-distance running. As a youngchild I used to run laps of  half-acrefield beside our home, my father watching in bemusement as I literally ran in(largish) circles. In secondary school I

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Failure is never final

It was 33 years ago but I can still feel the crushing cringe-filled sensation when I realised my mistake. I had reluctantly agreed to take part in an inter school debating contest, my reluctance borne

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