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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50 Shades of Reality

February 13th, 2015 | Posted by philhurwood in Phil's Focus - (Comments Off)

Valentine’s Day has coincided with the release of the movie version of the described ‘erotic novel’, 50 Shades of Grey. Nice timing! I haven’t read the book and I won’t be seeing the movie. I don’t reckon it would be helpful for my soul! But it does make me reflect on where our cultural thinking …
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