Where is hope to be found?

March 7th, 2016 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on Where is hope to be found?)

Our church vision is expressed very simply: to transform the community with HOPE. Whilst that vision resonates deeply with me, there are times when I question whether it is possible. Is it a pipe dream? Is it even vaguely attainable, when every aspect of society seems to rail against it? There has never been a …
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The Power of One

January 27th, 2016 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on The Power of One)

Whilst I’m a big believer in teams, and the capacity to achieve great things when people work together, there is no denying the impact an individual can have. In recent months I’ve been reading a number of biographies of such people. Take David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa. He was a pioneer, an …
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Greed Gone Global

January 19th, 2016 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off on Greed Gone Global)

It is reported by relief agency Oxfam that the world’s 62 wealthiest people own as much as half the world’s population. That’s a statistic that takes a while to absorb. It is a staggering figure. A tragic figure. A condemning figure. At its heart it reveals the corruption of human nature. As Jeremiah put it, …
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