Grace and Mercy, even in Manchester

I spent the first five years of my life in a commuter village outside Manchester. It’s horrible to see today’s news of an outrageous terrorist attack in that great city. And it is outrageous. As with other nations, the U.K. has seen terrorist attacks before but there is something particularly evil about a suicide bomber […]

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Genuine Confession is Public

Today’s newspapers here in Australia are full of the news that the Government has announced an royal commission into the abuse of children in various establishments. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the creation of a national royal commission into institutional responses to instances of child sexual abuse. The decision was taken at a meeting […]

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Claiming Grace - Embracing the Past

I've been thinking a little recently about what it means to respond to grace, claim forgiveness and then to speak to others of that grace. There's a tendency amongst some to claim that God's forgiveness in Christ means that they simply don't have to talk about the past any more. In one sense that's true, […]

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