We have decided to update you on our current situation regarding reopening our Sunday in-person gatherings. If you will remember, here are the principles that will guide our decisions at this time: Bias toward the vulnerable Subject to governing authorities Not driven by self-interestGathering physically matters Every church member matters Risk is valuable, recklessness is wasteful The terrain has changedContinue reading “ELIM CHRISTIAN CENTRE GLOSSOP | 18th October | COVID-19 UPDATE”
THE STORY OF COLOSSAE I want to introduce you to the story of Colossae; a place with a rich and vibrant history. Located in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) the city was located in Phrygia in the valley of Lycus and reaped the rewards of having two great trade routes running through it, one fromContinue reading “Colossians | Introduction | Part 1”
In our announcement last month, we committed to keeping you informed regarding the reopening of physical gatherings. Just to remind you, our rationale in making any decision is the following: Bias toward the vulnerable Subject to governing authorities Not driven by self-interestGathering physically matters Every church member matters Risk is valuable, recklessness is wasteful The terrain has changed but theContinue reading “ELIM CHRISTIAN CENTRE GLOSSOP | 31st JULY | COVID-19 UPDATE”
With the government announcement this week that physical church gatherings will be possible from the 4th July, we wanted to offer an update on where we are up to at Elim Christian Centre Glossop. The decision to lockdown was a difficult one and the idea of completely stopping our physical services and moving online wasContinue reading “ELIM CHRISTIAN CENTRE GLOSSOP | UPDATE 27th JUNE | CHURCH GATHERINGS”
..so little does the average voter understand or care about the criminal courts that rampant butchery of the rule of law can be gotten away with unscrutinized.
Have you been thinking about death recently? Do you struggle with finding meaning? Why you should reflect on Hitchens’ “Mortality” and why you should hope that he is wrong. It’s a rare moment when someone gets to know that their death is just around the corner, a rarer moment still when someone documents their experienceContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: MORTALITY by HITCHENS”
GORDON MACDONALD: How do we prevent anxiety and restlessness in a time of crisis?
Without being pessimistic, a glance at human history will tell us that once we are through surviving, we’ll start looking for a scapegoat.