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More than a Sunday School Story

This is a post written by our friend Gretchen – it’s another great one! We are so grateful for her and we hope you enjoy what she writes… ——————————- If you grew up attending Sunday School, you will remember all of the great Bible stories that were part of the regular Sunday School fare.  There […]

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The Paradox of the Heart

The biblical imagery of the heart is one of the most misunderstood.  Many will assume that references to the “thoughts of the heart” mean that what is intended is the rational faculty of the mind.  Others will see the heart language in the sentimental terms dictated by the Valentine’s Day greeting card industry – syrup […]

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“Little Children, Keep Yourselves from Idols”

This blog post has been written by our friend Gretchen George. We are really grateful to God for her! ———————— In reading through the book of Jeremiah recently, my thoughts kept returning to John’s final words to those to whom he was writing in 1 John, “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”  It’s doubtful that those […]

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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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