Thought for the Week

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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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 27 November 2020 This week the United States celebrated Thanksgiving.  Many countries have a similar annual celebration.  It was in October 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln fixed Thanksgiving on the same day for all the states, saying that “It has seemed to me fit...

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Living in Love and Faith

Living in Love and Faith from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 13th November 2020 This week the Church of England published its long-awaited set of resources called Living in Love and Faith, which presents “Christian teaching and learning about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.” You probably know these...

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Remembrance

Remembrance from St Stephen's & St Wulstan's on Vimeo. 6 November 2020 Remembrance is one more thing that will be strange and different this year. While there will be a small national ceremony at the Cenotaph in London, there will be no march past. Because of the fresh lockdown we won’t be able to gather

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Life on hold

23 October 2020 “I feel like my life’s on hold.”  “I’m not able to get on with my life.”  Do you find yourself thinking like that?  It’s understandable.  So many of our activities have been interrupted, so many of our plans shelved.  There are so many things we’re no longer able to do, so many

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Spiritual Health

16 October 2020 I don’t remember a time when we’ve been so aware of our physical health, and the threat to it.  And that’s understandable.  People are still dying, and our hospitals are filling up again.  We’re also very aware of the health of our economy, as jobs are lost and businesses close.  And there’s

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Who’s in control?

Who’s in control? from St Stephen’s & St Wulstan’s on Vimeo. 9th October 2020 We want to be in control. We want to know what the Covid restrictions are going to be, and we don’t like them changing or being different in different parts of the country. We want to be able to plan and

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