Golden Nugget: Philippians 1.21

At Rayleigh Vineyard we get people to give small (2-3 minute) talks on a theme, sharing their personal thoughts on the bible, and being a little bit of extra theology and bible study to get people thinking. We call this a Golden Nugget. I thought I would share mine occasionally as they a big bit…

Freedom of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is something I have in the past tentatively preached. I have believed theoretically that forgiveness is better for everyone, that holding onto grudges hurts you more than the other, that the more we build up resentments the more our society breakdown and we see problems arising through generations. I have also listened to some…

Chasing the Wild Goose

It was once suggested that following the Holy Spirit was like chasing a wild goose. Celtic monks would do this physically, following God across the landscape, moving when they were told to move. What I hadn’t realised until recently is this speedy, super fast, almost instant; you are told to react to a command immediately…

Grief & Giving

Wednesday was Ash Wednesday. It was the first day of Lent but also the day we buried my uncle. These were my thoughts as we journeyed north for the funeral.

Golden Nugget: Genesis

At Rayleigh Vineyard we get people to give small (2-3 minute) talks on a theme, sharing their personal thoughts on the bible, and being a little bit of extra theology and bible study to get people thinking. We call this a Golden Nugget. I thought I would share mine occasionally as they a big bit…

It’s Just Theology

The Just Theology Symposium is an event I am hoping to take a group of Rayleigh Vineyarders too this year and while praying and thinking about this I collected some thoughts together. Some of this I have already spoken about at Rayleigh Vineyard, but I felt that it might be relevant to someone out there…