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  • City church
    Not long ago, I agreed to meet a church leader with a vision. Her passion was a new church plant here in the city centre. As an established pastor in the neighbourhood, and with a community that’s been around since 1843, I was clearly a person of interest. I have to confess, I’ve come to approach […]
  • Not at home
    Why aren’t you at home? Why aren’t you there when I come by? You don’t answer when I call or play your scrabble move once I’ve played mine. You’re not there to smile when I walk in the door — as though just by being me I made your day. ‘Simon Carey’, you would always say. […]
  • Preaching from the heart
    Most Sundays I stand in a pulpit. It’s an imposing old thing, central to the internal architecture of its 19th century home. Though I can’t say I relish the sermon, I understand it as a valued part of my tradition. In fact, for Baptists like me preaching is central to the worship event. Really, I […]
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