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Conversation is Life Part 3: Content and delivery

THE RECAP Welcome back to the series!  I’ve been telling you about my conversations with Atticus the Roman and Blockchain Mum.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please listen or read here if you missed part one, and here if you missed part two.     Just to recap, I was so enthralled by Atticus …

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Conversation is Life Part 2: Motive, draw, hope

Name that chat – review After last week’s article about discourse, dialogue, diatribe and debate, did you get a chance to think about your default conversation type? Are you happy to sit back and listen? Do you like arguing your case?  Could you spot a family member spiralling into a diatribe?  As promised, here are …

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Conversation is Life Part 1: Name that chat!

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be focussing on conversations.  The Evangelical Alliance has just released a guide for churches on the conversations we need to be having in order to engage young adults.  Our own book, Unlocking the Door, hinges on the premise that facilitating and initiating conversation in a whole host …

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Step back to move forward

I watched a new episode of my favourite TV series.  I was disappointed, so I watched one of the old episodes to console myself, cross that I’d recommended it to a handful of new friends who might now question my taste. I read a book review and thought, ‘This is it! This book will solve …

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Respecting and Protecting Women

Click below to listen (less than seven minutes) or scroll to read the article.   It’s the 110th International Women’s Day. Instead of reposting one of our Dangerous Women articles (as scheduled) I wanted to repost an article that Fiona sent me this morning. It’s written by Father Shay, who works in the Philippines rescuing …

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Tricia Neal – Dangerous Alpha Woman

We wanted to share three dangerous women stories from our archives to coincide with our Call to Courage vlog series.  I’d never read this one about Tricia Neal from 2013.  I chose it because I’m always blown away by Alpha’s influence. Tricia came to the team in its infancy and provided the management skills to …

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Take up your cross… just like Jesus

  Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Matt 16:24 We read in Matthew Chapter 16:16 Jesus asks His disciples “Who do you say I am?” And Simon Peter answers, “You are the Messiah, the son of the living God.”  After …

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Having Covid

I tested positive. Having spent most of the year 2020 avoiding this virus, washing my hands, being socially distant and always wearing a mask it was a shock and a huge disappointment to get the call from the testing centre to say I had turned in a positive covid swab. We had been so careful, …

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Going round in circles

One of my WhatsApp chats this week: ‘Do you feel like you’re going round and round in circles?’ ‘It’s as if I’m permanently forgetting something.’ Can you relate? Half of the adult population is on the front line, fighting the virus, half at home, going round and round in circles. All of us could have added …

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A Timely Reminder

The other day, I planted some daffodils (slightly late I know). I was in the shed and found them in a box. I’d bought them in the summer with the full intention of planting them in the garden… but I forgot.  The bag of daffodil bulbs was mangled, messy, and damp but they had started to …

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