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40 years in the desert

Paul Beasley-Murray

On 10 October 2010 I shall have been a Baptist minister for 40 years. 40 years in ministry these days is a long time. For unlike many ministers today, I have had no other ‘career’ - my life has been ministry. And unlike many of my peers of yesterday, I ...

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Andrew Brigstock

May Although I’m not too far off retirement, I’m in my first residential parish post. I’ve been here for a number of years and, with the exception of one or two periods when the waters became a little choppy, I’ve been very happy here. It’s been hard work, but it’s ...

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The Devil's Best Invention


I’ve been tucked away in my burrow for quite some while, but two comments made to me by friends have woken me from my long hibernation. The 1st comment was as follows: “The main reason I can’t develop alternative worship in my church is because it’s full of pews”. Now ...

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