Our theme for this year is a question, 'So what's the story...?'
Behind our question are a lot more questions: who is in the story, who have we left out, where is God in the story, what does the Bible have to say ...? These questions are of course the bread and butter of what it means to be Christian, how the story of God and the stories about God, the stories of life and the stories about life, make sense of who we are as humans, created and loved in a world full of perplexity and delight. It is also profoundly our calling as the Church to give account of what we perceive God is doing with us, around us and sometimes despite us. We are called to tell stories, to listen to stories and to wrestle with stories, to search for truth not fake news, to challenge the malicious stories we tell about each other and to go on believing that as people of creation, exodus, crucifixion, wilderness wandering and even in exile we can still claim the hope of resurrection and the gracious promise of life in all its fullness.
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Faith in Politics Podcast from the Joint Public Issues TeamThis month, Bethan and Will interview Steve Chalke, founder of the Oasis Trust and leader of Oasis Church Waterloo. In a wide-ranging conversation, Steve gives insight into his motivations for founding the Oasis Trust, the importance he puts in leading a politically active, justice focused Church and the vital role he believes...
Explore the Christian Contemplative Tradition through 5 monthly retreat days beginning on Tuesday 10th September, then every Second Tuesday until January 2020.Become equipped for contemplative ministry and learn to communicate and nurture meditation practices as passed on through the teaching of John Main in the Christian Tradition.The day is being hosted by Glazebury Methodist and is led...
At Bedford on Friday 20th September 7.30pm — Simeon Wood, 'Exceptional Multi-instrumentalist'. A show filled with music and laughter. Adult tickets £6, under 16's free. Simeon was a contestant on "Britain's Got Talent" some time ago!For more details, please contact Val...