You Raise me up

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At our church weekend away, Jonny Mellor took us to Psalm 8 during the morning prayer meeting. Chatting with Jonny, we were both struck by the way that Psalm 8 seems to resonate through into Ephesians 1. In Psalm 8:4-6 we are told: what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that… Continue reading You Raise me up

God, gender, pronouns and the church

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If you check someone’s social media profile these days, then you are likely to find that they’ll tell you their preferred pronouns. The point is that we are not to assume that they want to identify with a particular gender.  It is considered respectful to allow another person to let you know how they want… Continue reading God, gender, pronouns and the church

The A Level Results Scandal – how not to use algorithms

A Level results are dropping into young people’s in boxes this morning and from what we have heard on the news and seen with the Scottish results there is going to be a lot of disappointment this morning. Earlier this year, when it became clear that the normal summer exams would not be possible, teachers… Continue reading The A Level Results Scandal – how not to use algorithms

A little lower than the angels?

Hebrews 2:5-8 talking about Christ’s superiority to angels quotes Psalm 8 saying “What are mere mortals that you should think about them,    or a son of man[a] that you should care for him?7 Yet for a little while you made them a little lower than the angels    and crowned them with glory and honour.[b]8 You gave them authority over… Continue reading A little lower than the angels?