A right to live or a right to die?

November 19th, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

Currently there is a big debate – and a big push – for people with terminal illness to have the ‘right to die’. That is to say, to choose the timing and place of their actual death, and potentially spare themselves some of the pain that may be associated with it. There are many moving …
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No Tame Jesus

November 4th, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

In reading through the gospel of Mark recently, it’s hard not to be blown away by the person of Jesus. Here is a Jesus untamed, undomesticated. Here we see a Jesus who calls people to enter a whole new way of living. It is life-changing, uncompromising, unreasonable, seemingly impossible. We see Jesus call the rich …
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Love in a time of anxiety

October 14th, 2014 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6). We live at a time of increasing anxiety. I heard from a police chaplain last week that there is greater anxiety and risk for them at this time, in the light of …
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