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31 March 2014

What is Work?

Whole Life Discipleship LICC Blog

We see work on the very first page of the Bible as God creates the heavens and the earth and then steps back to admire his handiwork declaring it to be ‘very good’ (Gen 1:31). And God’s work doesn’t stop there. Throughout the Bible we see a God who is active in the world sustaining and providing for his creation. As Jesus said, “My Father is always at this work to this very day, and I too am working” (John 5:17). Our understanding of our own work therefore springs from our identity as human bein

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Tim Keller Blog Post

In this Refresh Update, Ruth Norbury explores why Social Action is an important aspect of our faith.

How do you view social action: as vital for every Christian, or just for those with special interest? How do you think it integrates with your faith? Although I’ve always been aware of needs in the world, I’ve often struggled to explain how social action fits into gospel-centred faith. Yet both Old and New Testaments teach that we should work for justice for the poor and oppressed, and Jesus sh

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Whole Life Discipleship LICC Blog

You might be tempted to think that the idea of ‘whole-life discipleship’ is a bit of a fad that will soon be forgotten. However, in this blog post we argue that ‘discipleship’ that isn’t ‘whole-life’ isn’t real discipleship at all! If you missed the sermon exploring this theme from Colossians 1, you can download it from The Big Story and if you missed part one of this blog series, you can catch up here.

‘Whole-life discipleship’ is exactly what it says it is: it’s a commitment to learn from Jesu

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Sprinkles Gelato

In this Refresh Update, Aaron Griffin gives us a flavour of what is happening within the Rooted youth group (ages 14 to 18), which shows why we need to increase the church youth worker staffing to the equivalent of a full-time post.

There was a buzz in the air when Thursday night rolled around. Rooted were about to head to Sprinkles ice-cream bar to enjoy some time together. More and more people arrived and piled into the basement, and the excitement rose because of so many new faces.

After s

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'Are we practical atheists in our workplace, in our homes, in our spending patterns, on holiday . . . ?'

That was one of the key challenges from our exploration of Colossians 1 on Sunday morning, as part of our continuing exploration of whole-life discipleship. A practical atheist is someone who claims to believe in God but whose life is not shaped and influenced by that belief.

Here’s a story to inspire us not to be practical atheists on holiday – and with a nice little twist in the tale.

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