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by Coriander
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Hallejujah, sing to Jesus
Replies: 9
Views: 3781

Hallejujah, sing to Jesus

I tend to worry a bit that we aren't changing hymns, since some of the hymns are translations of even older ones, why can't we re-translate what we have and retain the exciting original meaning? Since over 50% of the congregation in our place are non-English foreign nationals (many from atheist or o...
by Coriander
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Hallejujah, sing to Jesus
Replies: 9
Views: 3781

Hallejujah, sing to Jesus

We sang this hymn at church this morning, which speaks of the deity of Christ, and him being in charge of the world. I wondered though if anyone has a version that had changed the line: Hark the songs of peaceful Sion, thunder like a mighty flood In that Zionism has a different meaning now to when t...
by Coriander
Sat May 02, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Freedom from your past
Replies: 16
Views: 9215

Freedom from your past

I would be very careful about some of the books written, and certain people who think there is demonic all over the place. I saw a couple of ladies from church for years when I was very depressed, although they were trying to help they came from that world view. I then paid to see a counsellor who h...
by Coriander
Sat May 02, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: The Easy English Bible
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

The Easy English Bible

What a brilliant version, so well thought out so that you can look up the words you are unsure of by hovering over them, and get more information on the tabs. I'm sure this will help our friends understand the Bible much better, especially as the town we live in has so few indigenous English people ...
by Coriander
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: PCC Membership
Replies: 37
Views: 18800

PCC Membership

As someone who doesn't go to an Anglican Church I've found this discussion very interesting. I think that every church has it's own rules of sorts, but I do think it is lovely that people new to the job have hands laid on them to confirm the Holy Spirit's gift in them, just a Paul writes of Timothy ...
by Coriander
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Advent and Christmas
Topic: Introduction to lessons and carols
Replies: 5
Views: 7286

Introduction to lessons and carols

Thank you for this beautiful selection of songs and readings. Just right for me on this Christmas Eve while the rest of my family are already in bed.

Happy Christmas.
by Coriander
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Advent Candles
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Advent Candles

:votive1: :help: Please could you enlighten me as to the meaning of the Advent Candles. When I was little the church I went to had red candles and we used to since a song that began 'One red candle burning bright... prophets shining through the night', then there was a verse for John the Baptist, th...
by Coriander
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: The Vault of Malrema by KK Sutton
Replies: 0
Views: 1062

The Vault of Malrema by KK Sutton

I don't know if anyone has read this book yet, it's only recently been published. I'd like to discuss Christian themes running through this and the first book in the triology, "The Lost Blade of Zerigor", with anyone who has. I've read it twice already despite it being near Christmas. On the surface...
by Coriander
Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: How do we view God?
Replies: 10
Views: 6921

How do we view God?

A very interesting question to ask about how we view God in the world... With all that is going on in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere at the moment what immediately sprung to mind is 'The One who will make all oppression cease, because the Lord Jesus went to the cross'. I have to believe in a Powerful God...
by Coriander
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Christian Unity
Replies: 21
Views: 14956

Christian Unity

It's interesting about Christian unity because in the next village to us they have 2 Baptist churches, one C/E, one Methodist and an R/C. The usual Methodist morning congregation is 5 so I'm told, the C/E alternate with another C/E outside the village, one of the Baptists won't have anything to do w...
by Coriander
Thu May 15, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Girls abducted from school
Replies: 27
Views: 15332

Girls abducted from school

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by Coriander
Fri May 09, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Encouraging communication
Replies: 6
Views: 2097

Encouraging communication

I have been thinking recently about social communication. It was in the news how many elderly people suffer loneliness, but also how little some people talk face to face with one another. Recently I remembered this when I observed a café where every table had just one person sitting on each table. I...
by Coriander
Fri May 09, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: The Folded Napkin.
Replies: 4
Views: 2283

The Folded Napkin.

Pabrain,
Thank you so much for posting that it makes so much sense I'd not seen it like that before
by Coriander
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: How to Cope with Suffering
Replies: 23
Views: 11002

How to Cope with Suffering

I believe suffering came with the fall. We are told in the Bible the whole earth is groaning waiting for redemption. So are we waiting for our bodies to be redeemed. Until then we suffer. In fact it is surprising that we do not suffer more than we do. Our bodies wear out, our bodies go wrong, there ...
by Coriander
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Communicating your Faith and Improving it
Replies: 30
Views: 13914

Communicating your Faith and Improving it

Hi Corbin I think there are too many questions here to answer them all in one go. Could I suggest that the discussion starts with a few, otherwise the discussion could go all over the place. 1. I met Christ after I'd run away from home as a teen. I was taken to a Bible study group (it was at one of ...
by Coriander
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Advent and Christmas
Topic: Christmas Cheer
Replies: 19
Views: 11112

Christmas Cheer

Personally I still love the original 'The Snowman'. The music, the magic of it and the joy. It must be over 28 years old now. It now also carries with it the pleasures of Christmases past!
by Coriander
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: By way of introduction
Replies: 23
Views: 6117

By way of introduction

Thank you for sharing Phil. I too have found God answering and being there for me in hospital.
:votive2: For your wife
:votive2: For you at this time
by Coriander
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Forgiveness
Replies: 13
Views: 5751

Forgiveness

I think we all know that Jesus died for sin 1. Those we have committed 2. Those that have been committed against us The working it out is more difficult. If we are broken and bleeding inside we are more prone to beat ourselves up. What people don't mention often is that Jesus deals with more than si...
by Coriander
Thu May 16, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Running after revival
Replies: 2
Views: 2373

Running after revival

I don't know about you but people keep posting me links to a Revival in Wales (such as this link http://pickingapplesofgold.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/cwmbran-outpouring.html ). Some people I know have been over for the evening. Am I too sceptical, the same bunch of people seem to have gone to Toronto V...
by Coriander
Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Coming close to God
Replies: 2
Views: 2087

Coming close to God

Has anyone had the experience of trying contemplative prayer and finding that trying to spend time with God leads to tears at the time, feeling depressed afterwards and then strange dreams. Reading the Bible doesn't help. Nor singing. :reading: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :sin...
by Coriander
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Epiblog for the Feast of St Anselm
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

Epiblog for the Feast of St Anselm

Very enlightening since I'd never hear of St Anselm. I didn't realise that original sin and sexual sin were not separated in early theology until Anselm came along. I think that nowaday people still think sin is either to do with sex outside marraige (even though the phrase 'living in sin is no long...
by Coriander
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: faith
Replies: 9
Views: 3696

faith

Cloth, I had a similar experience about 7 years after I came to know Christ. Looking back I think it was that my life was more stable, I was beginning to feel more loved, I had regular fellowship and so God began to do a deeper work in me concerning the hurts that had happened in my life. People at ...
by Coriander
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: y my god
Replies: 1
Views: 1725

y my god

Cloth is is really good that you know God as Father. What you said is true to you, I know him as father too, but for those who don't it can be a bit of a shock because they don't yet know God personally like that.
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by Coriander
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Margaret Thatcher
Replies: 18
Views: 6240

Margaret Thatcher

Yes Josie and others
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by Coriander
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Epiblog for the Feast of St Lydwine
Replies: 2
Views: 1944

Epiblog for the Feast of St Lydwine

Well I'd never heard of St Lydwine before. All I can comment in reply to the article is that I know that however much I suffer it is only knowing Jesus is with me that helps me through my pain (not multiple sclerosis but rheumatiod arthritis) and the awfulness of the side effects of hydroxychloroqui...