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Time to be bored

June 22, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Time to be bored Earlier this month Lauren Child was named as the new children’s laureate. Her comments on children being allowed to be bored seem insightful to me. As a parent, I can remember the pressure children place on us by complaining to be bored. Stung by this complaint parents and carers set off on a relentless endeavor […]
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Three Girls – the need for respect and responsibility

May 25, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Three Girls – the need for respect and responsibility The recent Three Girls drama on BBC1 gave a powerful and troubling focus on the Rochdale child sex abuse scandal. The series is well worth a watch; check the BBC I player http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/group/b08rgd5n The portrayal shows the lack of respect shown to the teenage girls who were groomed, the courage of a health worker and the […]
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Pray for Manchester, Pray for us

May 23, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Pray for Manchester, Pray for us The suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena on Monday night has shaken so many people. Today I have felt and been aware of a stunned quietness around. Experiencing this in Leeds may be because this happen close by in Manchester, or maybe because it happened at an Arena concert which many of us would go […]
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We don’t get one another

April 27, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for We don’t get one another I went to London this week and sat in my seat of choice – a table seat, facing forward, next to the window for the view and the socket to power my laptop. Now getting a table seat means that you are in for an adventure as you don’t know who your 3 companions will […]
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Power ‘with’ not power ‘over’

March 16, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Power ‘with’ not power ‘over’ Last Sunday morning we were reminded that in the desert when he was tempted, Jesus faced a choice about power. The choice he made was to exercise power with and alongside people and not over people. He chose sacrifice and to be alongside instead of self-serving celebrity. This was a watershed moment. This choice is […]
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Ahead of our Environmental plan A series Graham shares some thoughts

February 16, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Ahead of our Environmental plan A series Graham shares some thoughts The peril of our planet and society is much to the fore. If we pause to view and consider we are surely aware of the level of deforestation, pollution, hunger and displacement that litters our earth. One wonders why we don’t act. Mark Hertsgaard wrote: “Many people tell themselves that dangers like global warming are […]
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The 7 ages of being human and being a church

February 2, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for The 7 ages of being human and being a church In Shakespeare’s play “As You Like It” one character Jaques makes a speech describes ‘the seven ages of man’. These are: Infancy – being a helpless baby, feeling and feeding, dependent. Childhood – all about playing, talking, learning and becoming independent. Teenage – finding identity, forming views, experiencing disconcerting change, testing boundaries, being impatient Young […]
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Leadership – a Baptist way

January 2, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Leadership  – a Baptist way I was thinking about leadership in two contexts: I was meeting with other Baptists who were wondering if Baptist Churches have a clear and positive view of leadership, and whether the lack of a view is a reason why Baptist churches so often fail to follow through on growth and strategy? Secondly, like many others […]
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We all come together, it all comes together. Graham’s blog

December 22, 2016 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for We all come together, it all comes together. Graham’s blog There is a big feeling about Christmas that everything comes together – there is a completing and a climax. That is part of the dynamic of arriving at Christmas in 2016 – everyone being here (if they can), everything prepared – bought, wrapped, delivered and cooked. The problem in our societies – local and global […]
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My wife and her ‘Fit Bit’ * Graham’s latest blog

November 24, 2016 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for My wife and her ‘Fit Bit’ * Graham’s latest blog This year I played safe when buying Margaret (Mags) her birthday present – I got her something I knew she wanted.: a Fit Bit. For the uninitiated, this is a wireless enabled activity tracker, which you wear like a watch. It also tells the owner when someone has sent them a text, Oh… it also […]
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