Thought for the Week

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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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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