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Author: Neil Hudson

What’s So Real About Reality?

It was 1998 and one of the major films of the year was ‘The Truman Show’. A poignant, light-hearted look at a man trapped in a world that he thought was absolutely authentic, but which turned out to be a giant TV set, with the rest of the world watching on. Watching him living his…
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Resurrection Matters

The resurrection of Jesus is the basis of the Christian faith. Paul seems to be clear that if we don’t or won’t or can’t believe this, then everything else about Christianity will start to unravel. We’ve begun preaching and reflecting on 1 Corinthians 15 – a long chapter in which Paul untangles the wonky ideas…
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What Sort Of Church Does Paul Expect?

This sermon from this Sunday, ‘What Sort Of Church Does Paul Expect?’, looks at 1 Corinthians 14 in the widest sense. To get a decent overview of the chapter, either listen to the sermon from January 2008 (see below) where we looked at the whole chapter, or read this web page. It does a good job…
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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

The PowerPoint slides available below, relate to the sermon this Sunday on Love, which is available to download via our Podcast. Hope it helps to give you a flavour of the event itself. Download the 1 Corinthians 13 PowerPoint slides.

Radio Manchester 7 Feb 2010

Am I the only one who struggles to get through these dark months, and long for the longer days, the chance of sun and a sense of waking up from enforced hibernation. Snow’s fun, but when it returned on Wednesday was I the only one who thought it was getting a bit

You’re The Gift

It’s ok to talk about the gifts of the Spirit, but how do you know how God has gifted you and how to use those gifts? One of the helpful ways of coming to terms with this looks at when you feel most fulfilled and what fruit you leave behind with other people when you…
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Up in the Air

I went to see ‘Up in the Air’ recently with the very suave George Clooney. He’s a man without roots – no family responsibilities (that he accepts), no house to maintain (he has an empty flat), just a man permanently on the move going to the head of every check in desk in the airports,…
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Disappointed Parents

One of the many ways that Christians end up feeling guilty can depend on whether their children take an active interest in the Christian faith and decide to follow the way of Jesus as young people. I’ve met too many Christians, and particularly Christian leaders, who speak with more than regret, but guilt, that their child…
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Heads, Hats, Hassle?

1 Corinthians 11:2-16 2I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you. 3Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. What does…
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Mend The Gap

Experienced youth leader, researcher and trainer, Jason Gardner makes a plea for churches not to miss the opportunity they have to bring holistic discipleship to all the generations in church. He points to the growing generation gaps that exist in society, and that are replicated in the church, whereby we become poorer by not being…
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Becoming More Like Christ

This is part of a series of books entitled Discipleship as Wholeness. It is one of the few books I’ve read that not only intends to encourage people to become mature disciples of Christ, but also suggests a picture of what that might actually look like in the lives of ordinary Christians. The book wants…
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An Agenda for Change

Joel Edwards, until very recently, General Director of EA has written a really useful, short overview of the challenges facing evangelical churches today. Calling for a commitment to the gospel, lived out in the way of Jesus, he outlines ways that we need to present this gospel. Shouting louder is never effective! The second section…
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