In a context of confusion and flashy journalism, rigour becomes a precious value.
Whichever way you plan your church Christmas schedule, you do need to pray for sensitivity to a set of potential people present.
Twice-monthly social events are held for between 80-150 people, sometimes even more. The asylum seekers and refugees cook meals from their own countries, with occasional British cuisine.
Peace makers are essential in Christian life: men and women who never accept evil; men and women who prefer to lose their own rights to let God be glorified.
Barry Richards, on of the best South African cricket players once said: “I would have preferred to make fewer runs and more friends.”
To forgive requires first to be aware, through God’s light, of the dark hidden corners in our own heart.
We are to forgive first, then either we can bear with, or we need to approach and proactively address the situation.
Not even a world record is as valuable as a friendship. Don't you forget it!
One of the most beautiful examples of friendship occurred during the Olympic Games of Seoul, and involved a runner named Moulay Brahim Boutaib, winner of the 10,000 metres race.