No Crying at the Dinner Table
A film that highlights the common stigma in families against expressing emotional vulnerability. It presents a portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets about things left unsaid.
A vicar meets his Muslim parishioners
It is important that I can explain Christian truths to my Muslim friends. And I do so out of friendship, a relationship of mutual respect. They may not engage with it, but many have no idea what Christianity is about.
A vehicle and language for vocation. How do I live who am I called to be if I'm not called to be a pastor of a church? How are we equipping people to actually do the work of the kingdom through the work of their calling?
Who I am in Christ
“I am no longer a product of my past, I am a product of the work of Christ on the cross.”. What does this mean? I am Accepted, Secure and Significant in Christ..
Interview with Guvna B
"If you wake up in the morning and try your best to be who God has called you to be, it might be daunting, risky, but you go to bed knowing you've given it all. That is one of the most satisfying feelings that I've ever felt."
The contact hypothesis
Prejudice, hatred and racism stem from a lack of contact. We generalise wildly about strangers because we don’t know them. So the remedy seems obvious: more contact.
A 7 week small group course exploring how to play your part in the renewal of culture. As followers of Jesus, we are called to seek the renewal of our world. It’s part of our call to shape our culture for the common good.
Church growth or kingdom growth focus?
“What do seminaries/bible colleges need to be like to equip the churches to equip God’s people to serve God in the patterns of their work and their play beyond the boundaries of the church?”
Online - Living More Lightly with Dr Ruth Valerio
Dr Ruth Valerio is an environmentalist, theologian, social activist and Global Advocacy and Influencing Director at Tearfund. She is also Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral. She enjoys living sustainably – practising what she preaches and inspiring others as she does so – in the South of England with her family.
In this lunchtime conversation Ruth will help us to explore the issues around living in a ‘consumer’ society. What are the direct and indirect effects of our spending decisions, on ourselves and on others? Do we own our possessions or do they own us? And after all, what good are our acts of charity if they are outweighed by the harms that our over-consumptive lives create? For people seeking to build and belong to communities centred around a vision of justice these are essential issues to be getting to grips with.