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#Wanted#  Spiritual Parents

#Wanted# Spiritual Parents

By on May 19, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Recently my encounters with young people in the church and my experience of being a father has led me ponder the idea of father figures and discipleship. This got me to thinking about my own experience of being a young man in the church and the how I matured under the discipleship of several men I would consider to be spiritual role models. In my church I recently...

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Rest – where does it fit into a Christian’s life?

Rest – where does it fit into a Christian’s life?

By on May 7, 2014 in Blog |

Finding enough rest is an issue I have battled with since I was a young child. I struggle to find time to rest and even when I am resting I feel lazy and can only think about the list of things that I should/ could be doing! Part of the reason I have decided to write about rest is because of this difficulty. It is something that has been highlighted within my study...

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10 Reasons to Consider KST

10 Reasons to Consider KST

By on May 6, 2014 in Blog |

  Have you seen our student blog posts and wondered whether KST is for you? Prospective students are welcome to visit us for free to see KST in action (see taster days), but if you’re unable to make it, the following is for you… We asked our current students to review a recent teaching weekend and asked them:   “What was the highlight of your...

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Water water everywhere

Water water everywhere

By on May 3, 2014 in Blog |

When you’re immersed in something, there’s often nothing better than trying to step back and look at the situation through God’s eyes. I have not quite been literally immersed in it, but the recent flooding affected me wherever I went. A few weeks ago I started with trying to get to the King’s Centre in Oxford for a Sunday meeting of our church, with waters lapping...

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Does the church grow its own vegetables?

Does the church grow its own vegetables?

By on Apr 30, 2014 in Blog |

Some time ago I was quite amused when I heard the speaker at a large Christian gathering suggest that ‘the church grows its own vegetables’. Taken at face value it’s quite a witty comment; but if you go beyond the humour, there’s a serious point being made about how people are equipped in churches to engage with scripture and grow in to maturity. The author of...

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Nothing new under the sun

Nothing new under the sun

By on Apr 21, 2014 in Blog |

It can’t have escaped your notice – and if it has, where’ve you been? – that we’re living in a post-modern age. You don’t have to understand the term, spend any time analysing the philosophical idea or even care, but you’ll recognise the characteristics of the culture. Individualism, consumerism, relativism, pragmatism, spiritual subjectivism, nowism – ‘we want it...

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