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by Joyce
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Sunday worship
Replies: 22
Views: 6620

Sunday worship

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by Joyce
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Christian Unity
Replies: 21
Views: 15181

Christian Unity

Yes, Beth, it's nice to have niches. There are varieties of worship-methods and even nuances of faith and we have the freedom to seek what we prefer. Nearly forty years ago I once heard a talk by Juan Carlos Ortez who said we all need our 'club' but we belong to one Jesus. I still see it that way. I...
by Joyce
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Christian Unity
Replies: 21
Views: 15181

Christian Unity

Coriander, that sounds like the sort of situation that was very common fifty or so years ago. I remember it well. There used to be many ill-informed prejudices about doctrinal differences. The current practice of sharing meetings,events and services, Lent courses, Christmas programmes and so on woul...
by Joyce
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 17
Views: 8474

Homosexuality

No change in church attitude is needed, Beth. In The Church of England ( the default church of everybody who lives in England ) homosexuals are allowed even to be priests, far from needing unity. The Church in Wales is no different in this so far as I know. ALL fornication is disapproved of as sinfu...
by Joyce
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 17
Views: 8474

Homosexuality

" What about those who meet and marry often later in life, where procreation isn't an option due to the way nature deals with fertility for women during the menopause? " Indeed, Ernest. I remember being intrigued as a child when I first attended Church of England services and read the marriage litur...
by Joyce
Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Martin
Replies: 11
Views: 4252

Martin

:votive2: :votive1: :minicandle: Martin, his family ,doctors, nurses and all involved with his care.
by Joyce
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 17
Views: 8474

Homosexuality

Indeed,Pam. Most if not all of us have some physical imperfection at some time if not all the time. The Bible doesn't say anything in particular about anyone's sexuality,whether it is 'straight' or 'gay' or even both. What it does have a lot to say about is behaviour. Humans,like all animals, have t...
by Joyce
Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Wednesday Worship
Replies: 276
Views: 86971

Wednesday Worship

The chapel has closed itself, Jae.
by Joyce
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Exam Viva Tomorrow
Replies: 23
Views: 7773

Exam Viva Tomorrow

Caroline wrote::woohoo:
and :dog:
by Joyce
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Christian Unity
Replies: 21
Views: 15181

Christian Unity

Grace to me means all those things, Ernest and Joe. In my experience Christians of all denominations accept ' By grace we are saved through faith, not by works ....' but that members of other faiths, even the ones who acknowledge Jesus as a prophet or a god or a spirit, have never heard of grace and...
by Joyce
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Vote on women becoming Bishops in the Church of England
Replies: 10
Views: 2644

Vote on women becoming Bishops in the Church of England

"What about those who are transgender or even those who are born with both genders? " Nobody is born with even one gender, Ernest, let alone two LOL Not where birth certificates and passports are issued in English anyway. In German, however, the gender of 'girl' is neuter, although I suppose her bi...
by Joyce
Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Vote on women becoming Bishops in the Church of England
Replies: 10
Views: 2644

Vote on women becoming Bishops in the Church of England

Bishops of both SEXES Ernest, we hope. :biggrin: The gender role ,to use a sociological term, of a bishop should be neuter, or perhaps neutral. There may well be languages in which the noun 'bishop' is of the feminine gender. I don't know, I'll have to check-you've got me interested now. I know that...
by Joyce
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Light a candle
Replies: 5099
Views: 1083858

Light a candle

:votive1:
by Joyce
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:58 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Christian Unity
Replies: 21
Views: 15181

Christian Unity

Institutional unity wouldn't make sense on this side of the pond, Corbin. It's not an appropriate question for us.As our laws stand it doesn't work.And there are very few Lutheran churches here. They're mainly for American visitors. This is a Church of England site. England has an established Church...
by Joyce
Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Jesus not recognized as the Son of God
Replies: 10
Views: 5997

Jesus not recognized as the Son of God

Yes Ernest, not forgetting, 'This day you will be with me in Paradise' from Jesus' own lips to the repenting criminal crucified beside him.
by Joyce
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Jesus not recognized as the Son of God
Replies: 10
Views: 5997

Jesus not recognized as the Son of God

Richard 11, you are right. Belief in the salvation made freely available by Jesus by His death and resurrection is the beginning. Our life spent on Earth in The Kingdom of God from that point onwards is lived in the consciousness of what Jesus did for us and who He was. Otherwise the epistles, the O...
by Joyce
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Jesus not recognized as the Son of God
Replies: 10
Views: 5997

Jesus not recognized as the Son of God

If some people don't recognize Jesus as the Son of God, what happens to them after they die? If they reject the resurrection and the necessity for repentance and forgiveness of sins, do you mean, Corbin ? Jesus makes it clear that He is the way, and that the job of Christians is to go into all the ...
by Joyce
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Girls abducted from school
Replies: 27
Views: 15586

Girls abducted from school

Not forgotten.

:votive1: :votive1: :votive1:
by Joyce
Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Sunday worship
Replies: 22
Views: 6620

Sunday worship

Glad you're all right, Peter, and that nothing was wrong.
by Joyce
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Sunday worship
Replies: 22
Views: 6620

Sunday worship

The chapel is open now, by the way. I got in at about 20.35. It said earlier that it would be open from 20.26 to 21.30 so I thought I'd give it a try.
by Joyce
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Are all religions the same if they have Love?
Replies: 17
Views: 8813

Are all religions the same if they have Love?

It's nobody else's business to forgive or not forgive someone's sins unless they are affected by them.
It's reasonable to be wary of the sinner/former sinner if we are likely to be in danger from a repetition of the behaviour. Otherwise the Christian thing to do is MYOB.
by Joyce
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Are all religions the same if they have Love?
Replies: 17
Views: 8813

Are all religions the same if they have Love?

It is the concept of forgiveness from a loving God given freely upon repentance that I have noticed is missing from the awareness of followers of 'other faiths'. Punishment looms large. The Muslim ones especially, perhaps because 'born' ones are not allowed to read their scripture in languages they ...
by Joyce
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Light a candle
Replies: 5099
Views: 1083858

Light a candle

:votive2: For all bereaved. May the Lord comfort and uphold them.
by Joyce
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Wednesday Worship
Replies: 276
Views: 86971

Wednesday Worship

I've just found a notice on the AddonInteractive website saying that there were problems with the specific server that we connect to last night. It seems to have been down for around 2 hours, neatly covering the time we needed it. Thanks for solving the mystery,Caroline. I got the usual normal i-ch...