Love comes to Town

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What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘love’ and ‘justice’ alongside each other? Philosopher Cornel West commented once,  “Justice is what love looks like in public”   In the Gospel account of Matthew, a short but very significant … Continued

The Messiah in Isaiah

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The Messiah in Isaiah is an essay by Cor Blom. You can download the essay in two different formats: right-click the following links, then click on ‘Save link as…’ You can also read the Foreword below. epub file: The Messiah … Continued

Wait for the gift

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How good are you and I at waiting? Perhaps it depends on the situation and what we are waiting for? There is probably a difference for us between waiting for an ice cream on a sunny day or being stuck … Continued

Identity: Christ and Us

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Who am I? How does God view me? Now, when it comes to thinking about identity, I think it is good to actually begin by flipping these questions around the other way: How do I view God? Who is God? … Continued

Love 101

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What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘love’? May be a song, a book or a movie? Perhaps a particular person or memory? It could be a word that you think is just too over-used… things like … Continued

Faith even when we seem stuck

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 Last night, I was stuck… as I was on the night before too. I never used to be into doing Sudoku puzzles but Helen got me going with them a couple of years ago. Usually there are moments each time … Continued

Love poured out

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Tomorrow is the day after today – as usual of course! Yet, this particular tomorrow for some will be special since it is Valentines Day. Expressions of love will be shared between many. For others it can be a painful … Continued

Hope so

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  On New Year’s Day I was sat at the beach, looking across to this group of people, whilst I was drying off after going in the North Sea for a quick swim (very quick in fact). They were about … Continued

Don’t forget

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  Earlier I was having a walk up by the lake near where we live. As I passed a certain tree (there are many so I won’t try and explain which one!), I thought about how a few months ago … Continued