Time for a sort out...

By Fiona Mearns | 17 August 2016

 time for a sort out

It generally happens once a year or so.  My husband and I will take a look at the expanding pile of financial paperwork in our home office, and utter the words “it’s time for a sort out”. 

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10 common attitudes to money transformed by God

By David Flowers | 17 August 2016

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It may have been an elderly and rather ungainly VW Combi (think 1960’s hippies) but it changed my view of the world. The DVLA (as it then was) had seen fit to issue me with that carefully folded pink & green license and so I perched like a bus driver behind the wheel of my parents’ bright orange minibus looking through the windscreen with a new view of Yorkshire.

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Holding the Ladder

By Fiona Mearns | 16 August 2016

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Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles . . .

With the rapid pace of change over the last few weeks it has been hard to get fully to grips with all the stories behind the headlines.  One of those headlines has been the effect of the Brexit vote on currency exchange rates. 

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#MyGenerosityStory: David's Story, as told by Nicola

By Alexandra Khan | 18 July 2016 | Comments (2)

Watch the latest video in our #MyGenerosityStory series.

 

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How God Had Better Plans For A Wounded Olympic Athlete

By Craig Borlase | 18 July 2016

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With the 2016 Olympics just around the corner, we’ll soon be reintroduced to some of the stranger sports in the world. But forget about water polo, kitesurfing and handball, one of the strangest of them all is wrestling.

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3 Reasons We Might Hold Back from Giving to Church

By David Flowers | 18 July 2016 | Comments (1)

3 reasons we might hold back from giving to the church

An aged aunt lived with us for some years before she died. Latterly, she would often mistake teabags for currency and on tidying her room we found enough Yorkshire Tea stuffed under the mattress to keep a small café in business for weeks.

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Men Are Missing Out On Generosity

By Joel Leakey | 13 July 2016 | Comments (4)

 

Men Are Missing Out on Generosity

When I was younger, I read my way through a stack of Christian books on how to be a man. You might have seen them—all orange and black covers with men silhouetted against a Mad Max-looking landscape. For a couple of years, I tried to shape my sense of self around what I read in them: the bold, courageous man of faith who takes territory, works hard for his family, and provides for his own circle. 

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The EU Referendum: a vote for generosity

By Alexandra Khan | 17 June 2016 | Comments (6)

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A cross in a box.

A tiny flick of our pen, a mighty decision – not just for our nation, but for the EU, the Commonwealth and the world.

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The Cost of Following Jesus: a Former-Muslim's Story

By Craig Borlase | 16 June 2016 | Comments (4)

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When you’re a direct descendent of Mohammed, life in Pakistan is full of privilege. Ali Husnain grew up with servants holding his bags and strangers kissing his feet. Life was about as comfortable as it could possibly be.

 

Yet once Ali met Jesus while on a summer trip to England, nothing was ever  quite the same again.

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Giving Your Best

By Debbie Wright | 16 June 2016

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What does ‘giving your best’ look like?

“I wanted to do the very best I could possibly do for her”. These were the words that rang home with me when a close friend described the last few years of her mother’s life before dementia engulfed her and finally took her life.

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