Richard Burgess, 12.12.2021. Now everybody loves a story, look at all the books, films, plays… we immerse ourselves in them but they only captivate for a time… Many today are lost and looking for a story, a transcendent one, one that unifies and gathers up and gives them hope. The world we are living in, … Continue reading Why should I believe in Christmas/Jesus?
Richard Burgess, 23.12.2021 Words are containers carrying the freight of ideas. Some large, some small, many in between. Naming in Biblical times was no small thing. Names carried freight. They meant something, said something, about the child they were being given to. You shall name him Jesus. For Mary and Joseph it was not a … Continue reading The power of a name
A champion celebrates Richard Burgess, 21.11.2021 We all love a champion, especially someone who beats all the odds. Back in September we were taken up with the amazing story of 18 year old Emma Raducanu who came from almost nowhere to win the US open... Her victory also inspired others – “if she can do … Continue reading Jesus – the Champion
Richard Burgess, 05.09.2021. There must be more than this. The last 18 months have been challenging for many people, especially those have lost people near and dear to them. We have been faced with eternal realities in a way that many of us have never been before. Before covid life seemed so sure, suddenly the … Continue reading Living in the Light of Eternity
There is something about corporate worship. Individual worship is important, but there's a dynamic to corporate worship that goes way beyond personal or private worship. That's why the Bible encourages us to meet together, to not forsake such opportunities. Yet for the last 18 months that is what we've been confined to under the covid … Continue reading The Joy of Worshipping Together