I was surprised as anyone when I first read it but then I guess it’s what many have known all along. Recent research supports the case that regular church going improves wellbeing and life expectancy. A comprehensive study of women found that those who attended a religious service at least once a week had a 33% lower risk of dying over the 20 years the research was … [Read more...]
Bible wisdom for Church life.
Ok. This is going to be tough. I need to come clean on this. Some of you who know this blog may have guessed already, that yes, I’m a Bible nerd. I get passionately excited about the Bible. Kind of strange? Maybe. Maybe not... I’m holding my own bible as I’m writing. It was given to me by my parents nearly twenty-five years ago. It’s been with me all over the world and … [Read more...]
Science is a gift from God. It has given us countless blessings, from the aspirin I take to the power that keeps the lights on, to the fact that medical science alone saves millions of lives every year. The same method of theorising, testing, validating and discovering stuff about the world we’re in hasn’t really changed, but the world around us has and still is. At a pace that … [Read more...]
So it’s your turn to host home group and you’re wondering how on earth are you going to do it? How do you create a fun, spiritually uplifting and yes even vegetarian friendly evening? Church home groups (or cell groups for some churches) are recognised as a brilliant way to get to know a small group of people from your church in the relaxed informal setting of someone’s … [Read more...]