Minute from a Minister


14
Feb 2016

My father used to say that Science has disproved the Bible, and someone may have said to you that faith is the opposite of reason and is thus ‘blind’: that it’s a belief in something in spite of the evidence proving it’s false. However, many scientists themselves say this claim is not true … But what does the Bible itself say? It says that faith is both ‘eyes wide open’ and ‘blind’ … but in different senses. Firstly, the Bible never says that faith is contrary to reason or evidence. In fact......

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07
Feb 2016

PAM

In three weeks’ time on the 28th February at 11.30am, God willing, we’ll be having our PAM (Parish Annual Meeting). And because we are such a mixed bunch (in a nice sense), or to put it another way: because we come from either no denominational background or various ones, I thought it helpful to briefly explain what it’s all about – and especially as we usually have about 50 people come and go throughout each year, and so many of us are relatively newcomers. The PAM will basically cover three areas: ministry......

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31
Jan 2016

You should know by now that I do like most sports, even though I’m getting more and more disillusioned with team sports because of how much money people get paid and how often people change teams and clubs—including coaches; and also individual sports because of how much money they too get paid, and at a very young age, and so sadly it seems to go to their heads. And when I have my say (whinge) about this, my wife usually says to me something like: And were you any different when younger?......

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24
Jan 2016

As many of you know but for those who don’t, Night Church will be moving from the time slot of 6pm to 5pm. “Arrive at 5” that is what we are saying. And the big moving day is next week. The 31st of January will be the first night we start at 5pm. This is also our Launch Sunday, so it will be a special service at all 3 services but even more so for night church with this new time. As I think about this year, I am excited for what......

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