Being the church in the 21st Century

April 28th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

As I was growing up I always thought of the church as a place people went to. Today I have come to see it more as a community people belong to. The irony of the 21st century is that we may have lots of digital connections but very few personal connections. The power of the …
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The Stuff of Life

April 15th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” (Acts 2:42). Life is difficult. Life is sometimes painful. Life is often messy. As Christians we are on about life. The resurrection is the greatest vote for life that there could be. Sadly, human behaviour means that …
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The True Radical

April 7th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

One of the most remarkable moments when Jesus comes to his final breaths, is his prayer for his executioners – “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do”. In some respects this crystallises the heart of Christian faith and life. It goes against every natural instinct. It stands in stark contrast to vengeance and …
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