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What motivates your living for Jesus?

By Larry Platner I wonder if you are like me when it comes to motivating yourself to follow Jesus? There was a time when I motivated myself with a list of what I believed I needed to do. It consisted of commands to obey, attitudes to change, disciplines to maintain, sins to overcome and on it went. Not only did

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Hospitality to those on the margins

By Jonny Potts We all want to belong. To feel included. To have a sense of community in our lives. But many people in our society, even in our churches, feel marginalised, lonely and forgotten. And you might be one of them. As we read the Bible, we see that in God’s Kingdom, people are not left on the side-lines.

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Becoming strangers

By Jack Barraclough I remember visiting a small church of less than twenty people. The welcome was warm and friendly and I was given a seat in the front row. I didn’t feel like a stranger until ‘Testimony Time’, where all the members of the church were expected to shout ‘Testimony Time’ in unison. Personally, I like to think of

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How to Love Britain, Practically

What does it look like to show love to our nation, day by day? The reckless love of the Gospel Showing reckless love often doesn’t appear ‘reckless’, because love is focussed on others, not the hoopla surrounding yourself. I believe that reckless love often means looking to very deliberately do the Christlike things that the rest of our culture neither

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Get out of the ring…and other ideas

By Jonny Potts I’m not great in an argument. I’m hesitant to speak up, I panic when I’m asked questions, and I think of all my best retorts a week later. Luckily, the subject of this article is not ‘How To Win an Argument.’ It’s ‘How To Disagree Well.’ But what are the key differences? Let me give you an

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Bibles and Bohemians – Discovering Jesus in Community

By Joel Wilson This article was first published in the Summer 2007 edition of MOVE Magazine. Jesus-followers and truth-seekers come together to grapple with the Book of Books. From the next room it sounds like a lecture. Glance up at the photo on the left; it looks like a lecture. Sit down with the many 20- and 30-somethings and listen

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