Nigel Ring on August 28th, 2013

Diverse experience My holiday reading included ‘The Road to Canterbury’, a biography of the recently appointed Archbishop, Justin Welby. This very readable and fast-moving book contains much for our encouragement as we read of a man of very diverse experience who is deeply committed to mission and the advance of the gospel in the power […]

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A gift is a gift Last time we saw how the gifts of the Spirit are just that – gifts. They are not, nor can be, a payment, a reward or ours to have ‘by right’. If you receive a present on your birthday you neither offer to pay for it nor see it as […]

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Nigel Ring on August 1st, 2013

The next element of our Serving Profile is Spiritual Gifts, surely the most important. How do these differ from the Skills and Talents we have been considering recently? Skills and Talents First, Skills and Talents are perhaps best described as ‘natural’ or ‘acquired’. All our abilities do, of course, come from God but we are […]

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