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Graham’s Blog

A Pentecost Letter to Peter

May 26, 2018 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for A Pentecost Letter to Peter Peter, I know you as a fisherman follower of Jesus. Speaking out what everyone else was thinking, promising what you could not deliver, but with a faith to keep going. The risk taker still standing. I am in your stead as a Christian – a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. In your stead as a […]
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Beware of Bromance

May 17, 2018 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Beware of Bromance In recent weeks, as the blossom has flowered we have witnessed moments of tactile affection between some male leaders. At the end of April Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron appeared not to be able to keep their hands off each other when they met at the White House. A couple of days later, North Korean […]
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April 19, 2018 Graham's Message
On Sundays we have recently started a series on the Sabbath; looking at the principles, at values on how we spend one special day a week… Sabbath in the Bible, Sunday for Christians today. In the first service we shared a little on how we spent our Sunday’s in the past and what we didn’t […]
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F word thoughts – more than acceptance and a little bit of Kielty

April 5, 2018 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for F word thoughts – more than acceptance and a little bit of Kielty Comedian, radio and TV Presenter Patrick Kielty is pictured here in 1988 carrying his father’s coffin. Follow the link below to see how Kielty’s story not only relates to issues such as acceptance, forgiveness and moving on but also to MBC’s recent showing of The F Word Exhibition.
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When do I grow up?

February 16, 2018 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for When do I grow up? Becoming an adult means…. “being responsible… doing what you want… going to clubs… not taking your washing home to your mum etc.etc. When you have kids, at 12 or 13, when you think you know everything, when you get a job, when you start going to college… people live their lives a lot longer before […]
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Baptists, equality and being radical

February 8, 2018 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Baptists, equality and being radical This week has brought the 100th anniversary of the granting of votes for women with the passing of the Representation of the People Act. But a century on campaigns continue to address gender inequality. Equality Now many Christians are at the forefront of arguing for equality, whilst some hold to male headship and others to […]
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No Room… Graham’s blog

January 11, 2018 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for No Room… Graham’s blog Wherever we look, today’s headlines are that there are no beds left in hospitals. This is awful but not surprising news, and of course it comes only a couple of weeks after Christmas, the time we all read and sing of there being no room at the inn. Back in December I was at a […]
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Being Bullied

November 9, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Being Bullied In Tyneside when I started secondary school I was picked on for being a first year and having a southern accent. Got my head flushed down the toilet on Foggy Friday. Later, I was jumped on for being little and in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was so little it took me […]
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Universal credit – really?

October 12, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for Universal credit – really? The accelerated roll out of Universal Credit is in the news currently for the hardship it is causing. It seems to me that it was designed by policy makers and politicians to streamline the benefits system and focus it more to moving people into work. There may have been a motivation to save money as […]
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It takes a whole village to raise a child. – Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) Proverb

September 28, 2017 Graham's Blog
Thumbnail image for It takes a whole village to raise a child. – Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) Proverb Like this proverb, in Christian terms it takes a church (or Christian community) to grow a disciple. This is something we have been exploring for some time at MBC, and now we are at a practical stage of encouraging and equipping one another in being disciples together. We have listened to groups and have formed […]
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