The Gift of Love - #AdventUnwrapped

By Jennie Pollock | 22 December 2017

 The greatest act of love in the nativity story was of course Christ choosing to leave his Father’s glory to come and live among us. But I think that Joseph runs him a pretty close second.

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The Gift of JOY - #AdventUnwrapped

By Jennie Pollock | 15 December 2017 | Comments (1)

I have often heard it said that ‘joy’ in the Christian sense doesn’t really mean joy as we normally understand it. We’re told it’s not so much happiness, as a sort of deep assurance that God is in control, and everything will eventually work out OK. While the motivation behind this message is probably a compassionate one, driven by the awareness that many of us experience great sorrow in our lives, it seems to me neither a hopeful nor a biblical one.

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Choosing Joy

By Alexandra Khan | 14 December 2017

What if we chose joy during Advent by choosing Jesus first? And what if we continued making that choice beyond Christmas; a daily conscious decision that flies in the face of whatever lays ahead?

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How can Christian charities and churches develop relationships with major donors and influencers?

By Daniel Jones | 14 December 2017 | Comments (1)

Ram Gidoomal on stage speaking at 'Raising Funds for Christian Charities and Churches' Conference 2017

This was one of the questions tackled during our ‘Funding for Christian Charities & Churches’ Conference, held at Central Hall, Westminster in November 2017.

Stewardship’s Chair, philanthropist and entrepreneur Ram Gidoomal CBE, delivered an excellent response to this challenge during his keynote address, during which he impressed upon the room the critical importance of nurturing authentic relationships when seeking funds from those blessed with the ability and means to make significant financial gifts to causes in which they believe.

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The Gift of PEACE - #AdventUnwrapped

By Jennie Pollock | 8 December 2017

…He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Peace is not a word anyone would have associated with King Herod. History records him as an unstable tyrant, given to spending money lavishly and executing those who upset him, including several of his family members.

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The Gift of HOPE - #AdventUnwrapped

By Jennie Pollock | 1 December 2017 | Comments (11)

According to the Gospel of Luke, there once was a priest named Zechariah. He and his wife Elizabeth had longed for children, but that joy had not been granted to them, and now it was too late. They had sighed and put their hope aside many years ago.

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Advent Unwrapped...

By Jennie Pollock | 23 November 2017 | Comments (95)

 

Hope. Peace. Joy. Love.

    

In the four weeks before Christmas, we will be ‘unwrapping’ these four traditional gifts of Advent.

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Tis the season to be spoiled?

By Kathryn Kendall | 22 November 2017 | Comments (2)

What makes the difference between blessing and spoiling our kids at Christmas? Is it really about the number of shiny boxes under the tree?

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Generosity lessons from Zimbabwe

By Barrie Thompson | 20 November 2017

To ‘give out’ or ‘give away’ is one thing; to ‘give back’ is also just as important...

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