Today is Father’s Day. Often considered a commercial add-on to a historical Mothering Sunday to balance the books. It has however significant merit. Fathers are important (as are mums) and the reason is that God is, by definition, a parent. We are called to be Children of God.
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Earlier this week we successfully handed back the Missional House to the Diocese. This involved a considerable amount of effort from a lot of people. A big thank you to all who helped.
‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives’ (John 14 v 27)
I am mid-way through an interesting ten-week course in Oxford looking at the English Evangelical Tradition. We learned that there were fast growing periods, for example the 18th Century Evangelical Revival under Wesley and Whitefield, but there were also periods of sad decline.
There has been a great deal of publicity about the state of Planet Earth recently, including the Extinction Rebellion protests, the publication of the reports of the UK government Climate Change Committee and the UN Biodiversity Commission.