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October 06, 2020

Beyond fluffy animals: the edgier side of St Francis

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Many churches have recently celebrated the Feast of St Francis of Assisi (around the 4th October). Born in the

July 10, 2020

I Don’t Want to Recover

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Recovery after a major disruption can feel comforting. We just want to get back to the way things

May 04, 2020

Letting Go of the Idols of Certainty

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There is something about a crisis that makes us want to cling onto certainty even tighter. I have

March 21, 2020

A Message from Philo on our response to COVID-19

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Dear friends, You are all precious in God’s eyes and loved by the Aldersgate Community.  We have taken

March 05, 2020

Are you a belieber?

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No I don’t mean a follower of a certain male pop star. This thought provoking essay by Debie Thomas

February 24, 2020

Jesus, Salvation & Other Religions

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Different religions: they can’t all be true? Or can you be a Methodist Buddhist? WARNING: The linked post

November 28, 2019

Facing our demons

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Christians and mental illness is not a topic that is talked about a lot. In another church I

November 18, 2019

One church doing our bit for religious diversity

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A colleague from the local council asked our Minister, Philo Kinera, to put something in writing about Durham

November 02, 2019

A city reborn?

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Who is Christchurch? What is the identity of our new city?  Reborn in the CBD’s flash, fresh metal-and-glass newness,

April 15, 2019

Be part of Interfaith Understanding & Action

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Coexist Interfaith Soxiety and Peace Bell

In April 2019 our minister, Philo Kinera, wrote the following Letter to the Editor of “The Press”. Philo

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