Generous Hospitality: Adoption

By Charlie Osewalt | 18 April 2016

Generous Hospitality: Adoption

When I first moved to London about three and a half years ago from New York, I wasn’t too worried about making friends. I was fairly popular in New York; successful in work; had a wonderfully supportive family and church. I felt that the adjustments would take time, but with patience relationships would come.

I was very wrong.

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Easter Sunday - first things first

By Charlie Osewalt | 27 March 2016

Stained glass - Jesus resurrected

Question: 10,000 Jews believed 5 weeks after Jesus’ crucifixion. People who were cowards, who ran away, were now proclaiming and dying for their belief in an individual bodily resurrection. What happened?

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Holy Saturday - Rest

By Charlie Osewalt | 26 March 2016

Stained glass - Jesus taken down from the cross

The disciples are suffering from a deep grief. The Greek word ’lupe’ means 'grief, sorrow, pain of mind or spirit, affliction.' They cannot pray, think or wait. They sleep but do not rest.

But the women with Jesus rested.

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Good Friday - Sour wine

By Charlie Osewalt | 25 March 2016

Stained Glass window - soldiers passing wine to Jesus on the cross

After being scourged and mocked; rejected and betrayed, Jesus is crucified. Hanging for about three hours, He was suffering severe dehydration and His broken flesh, His body was at its end. He asks for a drink by whispering out ‘I’m thirsty.’

And here is the final blow.

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The 3 Essential Steps to Listening Well

By Charlie Osewalt | 17 February 2016 | Comments (5)

3 Essential Steps to Listening Well - a Stewardship blog

What are the essentials of good listening? Different people, websites, teachers and doctrines all agree on a few key principles. They are...

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Generous Humanity

By Charlie Osewalt | 15 February 2016 | Comments (1)

Generous Humanity - a Stewardship blog

What makes us human? Love, forgiveness, anger, hate?

Perhaps a better question would be: what makes me human?

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Maundy Thursday - washing

By Charlie Osewalt | 1 April 2015 | Comments (2)

Stained glass window of Jesus washing feet

Imagine Peter quiet. As Jesus - his master, his teacher, his friend - works around the table washing the disciples’ feet in almost unbearable silence. I picture Peter slowly seething inside: why don’t any of them stop the Master? It should be us washing his feet! Finally, as Jesus bows before him, Peter speaks...

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A little love, every day

By Charlie Osewalt | 12 February 2015 | Comments (2)

Sian, Catherine, Sara and I were sitting in the office kitchen, eating lunch together. The topic of Valentine’s Day came up.

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Christmas Lunch on Jesus

By Charlie Osewalt | 12 December 2014

Christmas lunch on Jesus

His love, delivered

Christmas is a time for families, festivities and feasting. A time of indulgence and celebration.  But for more and more families in the UK this is not the case. 

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