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By Sandy Medway
Sandy Medway works within the Christian voluntary and community sector as a freelance consultant and for the last 20 years has helped support a wide range of Christian charities and social action initiatives. She is a Street Pastor in Eastbourne, and an Associate Consultant with Aid for Trade, a Worthing based charity providing free online micro-enterprise resources for people in developing countries. Sandy is also part of a local group seeking premises to set up an Eastbourne-based wood recycling project.
Sandy says, “Instead of a new year’s resolution this year I thought it more beneficial to work out some reminders around my calling and ministry, which would help me stay focused on the important things during 2014.
Where can one find a good read, to inspire, encourage or to revive oneself if circumstances are tough and you are feeling low? Mark Weeden shares some of his bookshelf favourites
King Solomon wrote that the writing of books was endless (and the reading of many wearying to the soul) and this can even be so in Christendom! So here are some books that I have found especially helpful, and also worth rereading.
By Sister Joela Krüger
Published by the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary
As we draw near to the time of Jesus’ second coming, it is his cross that will unite or divide us. How we perceive the cross will determine our future, and none of us will be able to dodge the issue indefinitely. For each of us personally, there will be a “falling” or a “rising.”
THE ARCHBISHOP of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby and famous writer C S Lewis are among subjects covered in the recently announced shortlist for the Christian Book Awards 2014.
Scottish independence and Commonwealth Games highlighted at CRE
SCOTLAND’S own “ideal church show” attracted 1,600 people just before the start of a dramatic year for the nation.
The Christian Resources Exhibition Scotland (CRE) was held just before Christmas in Edinburgh.
Bryn Haworth was a hit in the 70s. Well, he’s popular again – this time bringing healing peace into prisons. In a Sussex village before a church gig, this “musician’s musician” explained to Clive Price why he could never retire
GUITAR HERO Bryn Haworth feels free in prison. Don’t worry. The well-known singer-songwriter isn’t doing time. He’s been sharing his faith with prisoners – including inmates at Lewes – and finding liberty there.
What’s it like to be in charge of the spiritual welfare of 1600 adolescents?
Paul Sanderson MBE says it’s a privilege and has written, exclusively for HEART readers
Paul Sanderson is Chaplain of The Littlehampton Academy, a Woodard School. He is married to Heather and they have four children. Zack,17, and Levi, 14, are both at TLA with Honor, 9, and Promise, 5, both at White Meadows Primary school in Wick.
Paul has worked with children and young people in West Sussex since 1996. He was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2006.
The working week starts Sunday evening as I check my notes for the big start every Monday at The Littlehampton Academy (TLA).
One of the great promises of the Bible is that Jesus will come back for his Church. But does that include everyone who calls themselves a Christian?
By Mark Weeden
THE PROMISED RETURN OF JESUS is in the Creed, recited perhaps a little too automatically in churches up and down the land every Sunday: “He will come again to judge the living and the dead.”
Think for a moment what a wonderful but awesome event that will be. However, Jesus also asked a curious, rhetorical question about his return in Luke 18:8: “When the Son of Man returns, will he find faith on the earth?”