the extraordinary and the ordinary

By Daniel Jones | 23 October 2013

The extraordinary and the ordinary

Today a 3 month old child begins a quite extraordinary and public journey towards the throne.

Prince George of Cambridge in many ways is a most extraordinary baby – his path and place in history decided at birth. And yet, like all children, his future is still to be written. As the Archbishop of Canterbury reminded us in a video this week "All babies are unbelievably special, not only royal babies".

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Holy Mo! The handlebars are back!

By Jo Ratnarajah | 15 October 2013

Movember

By now we’re sure a lot of you will have heard of ‘Movember’. A chance for men everywhere to show support for for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health by sprouting facial hair galore!

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how to meet the needs of your local community

By Charlie Osewalt | 11 October 2013

How to meet the needs of your community

St. Luke’s church in Kentish town lay unused, a dumping ground for Kentish community rubbish for over 20 years. The church building held everything from stoves, to microwaves and minibus seats. The one thing it did not hold: a Sunday church meeting.

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human trafficking: the numbers

By Bethan Walker | 20 February 2013 | Comments (1)

Eight generations ago our ancestors ended the slave trade, yet today the numbers associated with human trafficking are staggering.

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bog-standard generosity

By Alexandra Khan | 31 August 2012 | Comments (1)

Part of the joy of my job is to spend hours (often the wee ones, just before I fall asleep) scouring the web for the latest news on giving and generosity. And when my own eyes fail, I ask my trusted colleagues to keep theirs peeled for the good stuff.

 

So when I received an email about a lady who was intending to sit on the toilet for charity, I mouthed ‘whaaa?’ and clicked on the link immediately.

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3 mission minutes with...Dan Randall

By Alexandra Khan | 20 August 2012

In this edition of 3 mission minutes, I chatted to Dan Randall from Pais Project about being a twenty-something missionary, mentoring a future generation of world-changers and the 14-year old boy who set up 'Text a prayer'.

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tales from London 2012

By Ruth Leigh | 6 August 2012 | Comments (1)

I’ve been watching Twenty Twelve, the BBC’s fictional take on the run-up to London 2012. The hapless Ian Fletcher, Head of the fictional Olympic Deliverance Commission struggles to deal with bolshie and incompetent colleagues while desperately trying to keep things on an even keel. The clock is ticking as the Games draw near but will Ian and his hopeless staff get it together in time for the Opening Ceremony?

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Churches: The role of trustees and spiritual leaders

By Stephen Mathews | 4 January 2012 | Comments (6)

One of the frequent questions that we are asked at Stewardship is about trustees in churches, and how that role interacts with those of the spiritual leaders; ministers, pastors, elders etc. This issue can create confusion and even at times tensions between people. As a result it is an important issue for those involved in church leadership to understand.

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the generosity of our resolutions

By Darrell Tunningley | 1 January 2012 | Comments (2)

New year, new you! Lose weight, feel great! Ditch the smokes! It’s everywhere at the moment, isn’t it? As soon as the indulgence of Christmas ends, people start wagging the finger of resolution, promising it’ll make you happier. And we all know that a hastily-made resolution to give up chocolate only lasts until M&S slash the prices of their Yule logs. Surely real resolution – real transformation - ought to last longer, and have more of a domino effect, than that? Is it really just about how we as individuals transform?

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online giving reaches record high

By Bethan Walker | 9 December 2011

Did you know that online giving among the good people of Great Britain experienced an increase of 75% between 2008 and 2011?  Pretty good hey?

A survey published this week by the Evangelical Alliance also revealed that within the UK evangelical Christian community, over half of those respondents surveyed said they had made online donations to a charity or ministry in the last 12 months.

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