Category Archives: KSBC

March 2020

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. I wonder when you were last tempted to turn stones into bread? A pretty easy question for us to answer! We don’t even have to think about it. What sort of temptations do … Continue reading

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February 2020

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. This is the year that we should all be able to see clearly! We speak about having 20/20 vision, but for many of us that is only achieved with the aid of glasses, … Continue reading

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December 2019/January 2020

This is the time of year to be looking forward, counting down the days to Christmas, then looking forward to a fresh start in the New Year. This year we have another day to look forward to, Friday 13th December. … Continue reading

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November 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. It was twenty years ago. I was with a group from England attending the Kirchentag, a German church convention held every two years and which attracts tens of thousands of people from around … Continue reading

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October 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Autumn is here in all its glory and splendour. Churches are celebrating with their harvest festival services and giving thanks to God. One aspect of these services is the Christian affirmation that God … Continue reading

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September 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Picture a seesaw. It reminds us of balance, ups and downs, fun and enjoyment, and also the nursery rhyme. But recently someone had the idea of putting some seesaws through the border fence … Continue reading

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August 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. How often we say things like, “Oh, I see now!” or “I finally saw through him.” Clearly, we are using the verb “to see” in a metaphorical way. In the first case we … Continue reading

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July 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Once upon a time it was very simple: the World Cup came around every four years and, in our nation’s folk memory, “we” won it once. Now it is more complicated. As I … Continue reading

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June 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. There it was. After years of hearing about it on news reports of “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland, I was looking over towards the Bogside. It was my first visit to Ireland in … Continue reading

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May 2019

Originally published in the King’s Stanley Magazine. Most people will never have heard of Candice Payne, but she featured in news reports back in February because she rented 30 hotel rooms for homeless people to stay in during this winter’s … Continue reading

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