Thought for the Week

Common grace

Common grace from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 19 February 2021 Is the world beautiful, or is it broken?  Surely the answer is ‘both’.  And the present pandemic illustrates both.  The virus is evidence of the brokenness, while the efforts of medics, care workers and scientists are beautiful.  As Christians, we...

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Is the pandemic God’s judgement?

Is the pandemic God’s judgment from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 12 February 2021 Is the pandemic God’s judgment?  That’s what some people are thinking, while others are asking if that’s what we think as Christians.  Meanwhile, others think such talk is ridiculous, and they don’t want anything to do with...

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Hands Face Space Grace

Hands Face Space Grace from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 5 February 2021 Hands Face Space. We’re now very familiar with what we need to do to help protect the NHS and to save lives. We’re to wash our hands regularly, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. And someone has suggested

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Government is good

Government is good from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 29 January 2021 Government is good.  That’s not to say that everything every government does is good.  Of course not.  We know that.  But government itself is good.  It’s a gift from God. That seems pretty clear from Romans chapter 13.  Three times we’re

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Is the Covid-19 vaccine the mark of the beast?

Mark of the beast from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 22 January 2021 Is the Covid-19 vaccine the mark of the beast? That is what some have suggested. You may be disappointed with what I’m going to say about this. I’ve realised there are too many questions to address them all in a

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Leave it to God

Leave it to God from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 15th January 2021 John Grisham’s novel A Time to Kill tells the story of a man put on trial for the murder of the two men who raped his daughter. She was ten years old. There’s no doubt that the men assaulted his

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Is your God too small?

Is your God too small from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 8 January 2021 JB Phillips is famous for translating the New Testament into modern English. In 1952 he wrote a book with the title Your God is Too Small. He says, “The trouble with many people today is that they have not

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Have you seen God?

Have you seen God from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 18 December 2020 Yuri Gagarin is famous for being the first human being to journey into outer space – in 1961, as a Russian cosmonaut.  Some time later, the Soviet premier Nikita Kruschev declared at a conference: “Gagarin flew into space, but didn’t

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How will we manage Christmas?

How will we manage Christmas from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 11 December 2020 How will we manage Christmas this year? It’s certainly going to be a challenge. There are so many questions: Who will we have in our Christmas bubble? Is it safe to include anyone else? What about visiting family: can

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A season of hope

4th December 2020 It’s been said that we can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air … but only for one second without hope. That may be overstating it, but it makes the point. As Dostoyevsky said: “To live without hope is to cease to live.”

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