Category Archives: Holy Spirit

Building Resilience

Hi everyone. Rob here. Ancient Israel was always a nation in transition. Moving from being wandering ex-slaves in the desert to a nation-state is a difficult move. Moving from a tribal model to a monarchical one is also a big … Continue reading

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Rethinking Church: Get Radical

Hi everyone. Rob here again. In the last blog I introduced the idea of 12 step recovery groups being a potential model for a new way of doing church. They travel light, stay committed to their message and every member … Continue reading

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What Are We Waiting For?

Hi everyone. Rob here. I’m writing this on Easter Saturday. It’s the in-between day. The day of waiting. It sits between death and life; despair and hope; the past and the future; the old and the new; darkness and dawn. … Continue reading

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Let’s Be Wholehearted

Happy New Year everyone. Rob here. The transition from holidays to work is always a difficult one, isn’t it? On holiday you slow down, you spend time in God’s glorious creation, you get away from commercialism and noise, you give … Continue reading

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Intimate Obedience

Seasons greetings everyone. Rob here. One of my favourite parts of the Christmas narrative is when Mary and Elizabeth come together in Luke 1:39-56. They are a study in contrasts. Mary is a young virgin, probably just a teenager. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Hiding Places

Hi everyone, Rob here. A close read of Genesis 1-3 reveals so much of what we need to know about the human condition and how we relate to God. One of the most startling scenes is this one in chapter … Continue reading

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A New Calling

Hi everyone. Rob here. Regular readers will note that it’s been a while between posts! I apologise for that, but the last several weeks have seen a big change in my life. A month ago I handed in my resignation … Continue reading

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Changing My Mind

Greetings everyone. Rob here. I’m about to head into a time of sabbatical for which I’m very grateful. It’s God’s perfect timing. For me, that means no sermons, no blogs and no social media. It’s an invitation to simplify and … Continue reading

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Better Together

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week I got called up for jury service and ended up being on a jury for a 6 day trial. One of the things that the judge kept insisting on was that our collective common … Continue reading

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Choosing Trust

Hi everyone. Rob here. One of my favourite places when I was a child was Grandma’s kitchen. She did all her cooking and baking on a coal range so it was always warm and cosy in there. In there we … Continue reading

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