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“I want a God that isn’t hurt by my sin”

We are pleased to say that this guest post is written by Fraser Kay. He is the pastor of North Swindon Baptist Church and is a good friend to Cor Deo. ———————————— Why does trying to gain credit with God by keeping the law feel more attractive to us than simply walking with Him, by […]

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Prove Yourself

One of the hardest things in life is the feeling of having to constantly prove yourself. You can’t ever relax when you have to earn acceptance or pay back loyalty. Husbands and wives, parents and children, best friends, complete strangers – we all know how it feels when relationships become centres of perfection and performance […]

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Signs

This is another great post written by Huw Williams, pastor of the International Church in Torino and a close friend of Cor Deo. It was originally posted on Huw’s blog – well worth reading! —————————————— We have a little girl who is very interested in signs. These days we cannot walk past a sign on the street without her asking, […]

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Foundations for a New Year

This post first appeared in the extratime blog. We’re very grateful to them for letting us re-post it here! Check out their talks page, including recordings from Cor Deo’s own David Searight and Mike Chalmers. —————————————————————————————- Another New Year, another set of resolutions?  Every January gyms sign up loads of new members, people give up […]

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One with Distinctions

We believe God is one. One as in “the Father-Son-and-Spirit.” Not meaning three gods working together; or one God with three faces. He is, instead, one who exists in his subsistent relations: in an eternal and immaterial communion of relational distinctions (or “Persons”). The Father is always the Father because of the Son; and the […]

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Thankful for Weakness

It’s nearly impossible to escape humility this time of year. We sing and celebrate Emmanuel, the Creator uniting himself with his creation.   I know there’s no need to elaborate how humble that Christmas event was. Let’s just say he arrived in poverty—socially and financially; not with the drama many of us would have planned. But […]

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Terror, Compassion and Proximity

The terror attacks in Paris last Friday have saddened us all. In a sense we know, unless we are utterly naive, that this kind of attack is on the way. Nevertheless we so quickly settle into a false sense of security when these things are not happening right where we are. I remember the morning […]

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Living Truth

The Bible is an epic story: a true and transcendent portrayal of reality. It invites us to live in light of God’s purposes and in line with his truth. In this story God—the Father, Son, and Spirit God—is the protagonist. And the Son’s captivating qualities set the scene: to know him is to love him. […]

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Life: It’s Black & White

Life according to Jesus, Paul, and John is black and white.  You either love darkness & hate the light, or you love light & hate the darkness. Where’s the middle ground in all this? Where’s the grey area? Only in our rationalizations that make us believe that “I’m a good person if I do [fill […]

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Shot Across the Bow

Sometimes what we see in the Bible is not what we experience in everyday life.  Sometimes this is a good thing!  For instance, think about these examples: In Genesis we see that God’s response to the wickedness of the human heart is to flood the Earth and destroy every creature from the face of the […]

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