KVFC Extra Blogs


 
Posted on Monday May 22, 2017

You, yes you, are a minister
“We are all called to be ministers. Did you know that you are a minister? That word “minister” isn’t a job title. It’s an action.” A very short but helpful article: ... More
 
Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017

Which Lawn-mower?
  Written by Pastor Graham Cooke The Christian and the Ballot Box Madeline Albright, US Secretary of State during the Bill Clinton Presidency,  apparently used to encourage all her staff to actively train their bladders so that they didn’t feel the need to slip out of very long meetings. Why? Because decisions are made by those in the room! But when it comes to being involved in politics, some Christians don’t seem to think we should be in the room at all, for fear of compromising our faith. “Render under Caesar that which is Caesar’s, to God that which is God’s”, we were told, as ... More
 
Posted on Thursday May 11, 2017

The Christian and the Ballot Box
Written by Pastor Graham Cooke, May 2017  Which Lawn Mower?  Madeline Albright, US Secretary of State during the Bill Clinton Presidency,  apparently used to encourage all her staff to actively train their bladders so that they didn’t feel the need to slip out of very long meetings. Why? Because decisions are made by those in the room! But when it comes to being involved in politics, some Christians don’t seem to think we should be in the room at all, for fear of compromising our faith. “Render under Caesar that which is Caesar’s, to God that which is God’s”, we were told, as ... More
 
Posted on Wednesday May 10, 2017

4 Ways Christians Can Stand Out at Work
 
Posted on Tuesday May 02, 2017

How Can You Live Without Sex?
Wow, this is a powerful article about the beauty of a celibate life committed to God. Some quotes from the article: “It’s hard to see how Scripture could be any more positive about the celibate life.” “Love isn’t just communicated by the sex one has had, but also by the sex one hasn’t had.” “To deny someone sex is not to condemn him or her to a life empty of intimacy and full of loneliness. Loneliness will never be entirely absent (it isn’t absent in the most successful marriages and nuclear families), but intimacy can be present in close friendships and your church family.” “Lying in bed ... More
 
Posted on Wednesday April 26, 2017

Is KVFC a museum of saints or a hospital for sinners?!
Written by Assistant Pastor Jon Herring Ever had a conversation a bit like this? Person A: “Hey, how are you” Person B: “Yeah, fine thanks, how are you?” Person A: “Yeah, fine thanks” In our current individualistic culture where the private persona, as portrayed publically (not least on social media such as FaceBook and Instagram) is shown in its best light, there is, as Paul Tripp (an American Pastor and counsellor) contends ‘a disconnect between our public reputation and our private struggles’. Sadly this is often no different in the life of the church community. ‘Church’ is so often thought of as a building, or ... More
 
Posted on Wednesday April 05, 2017

Urgent Church: 9 changes we must make or die!
A provocative article that raises some interesting points that will certainly help us not grow complacent or sit back on our laurels. ... More
 
Posted on Wednesday March 29, 2017

What does ‘True Love’ Look Like in Marriage?
This guest blog has a provocative title- ‘When I Don’t Feel Love for My Spouse?’ but I think it has some really helpful insights into what true love and commitment look like in marriage. ... More
 
Posted on Thursday March 23, 2017

Redefining Intimacy
Is intimacy only for marriage?! What about if you are single? What if you have committed to a life time of celibacy? Can you still experience intimacy of relationship? Here is an excellent and honest article that tackles this issue: ... More
 
Posted on Wednesday March 08, 2017

What we can learn from the success of the sexual revolution?
God, Sex and Human Flourishing- A Better Story by Glyn Harrison On Sunday evening I will be commending and quoting from this book but here are 2 sneak previews- one from the Good Book Company and another form The Gospel Coalition. I would highly recommend reading it and I might try and get a few in for Sunday.     ... More
 
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