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Our summer family newsletter July 28, 2009

Posted by Andy in Family.
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Summer Letter 2009


You have the words of eternal life July 26, 2009

Posted by Andy in Recent Sermons.
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I’ve been pressing on with my preaching theme of notable saints from the past: Isaac Watts (the great hymn writer), Corrie Ten Boom (the Nazi holocaust survivor), John Calvin (the Reformation theologian) and most recently George Whitefield (eighteenth century preacher and revivalist). It is said of Whitefield that in his final sermon in September 1770, in New Hampshire, in his conclusion he commented:

‘Works! works! A man gets to heaven by works! I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand.’

A place that has to be believed, to be seen July 10, 2009

Posted by Andy in Random.
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I’m having to resist the temptation to go looking on the Internet for reviews and set-lists from the current U2 360 Tour which kicked off in Barcelona recently (though I have had a look at the ‘Claw’ which looks breath-taking). It seems a long time until they play at the Don Valley stadium in Sheffield in August but I’m sure it will live up to my expectations and hopes. To pass the time I’ve had a look at this interesting article which explores the biblical references to the whole U2 catalogue. 

Reverend Bananaman July 6, 2009

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The Stourbridge Carnival rolled into town yesterday. The theme was ‘Food’ and the Hanbury Hill Baptist Church entry into the procession was ‘top banana’ as it is every year. In fact even the Minister was called upon to partake. A little arm twisting and cajouling and he soon agreed to join in the fun. What he hadn’t predicted was the sound of about 10 cars beeping and hooting their horns along the ring road as Reverend Bananaman raced to catch the start of the procession. “When Andy eats a banana, an amazing transformation occurs… Ever alert for the call to action!!”

If you want to see the real Bananaman in action try this: