Theology test your worship songs

What happens when you put the lyrics of some of our best-known worship songs under the theological microscope? We’ve all stood in a Sunday morning service, bleary-eyed from a late night, and submissively warbled our way through an entire worship set without engaging our brains. We could have been singing anything. And we’ve all sung… Read more »

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More Doggie Tales and Paws for Thought (Surely Not!?!)

More Doggie Tales and Paws for Thought (Surely Not!?!) by Rev Preben Andersen What a difference a year makes, and little did I know after my sincere, albeit somewhat one-sided conversation, with the master at the end of my first book, ‘Paws For Thought’, that there would be a second Zoe book after all. The… Read more »

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Autopsy of a Dead Church: 11 Lessons Learned

Thom Rainer was their church consultant in 2003. The church’s peak attendance was 750 in 1975. By the time I got there the attendance had fallen to an average of 83. The large sanctuary seemed to swallow the relatively small crowd on Sunday morning. The reality was that most of the members did not want… Read more »

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President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Kenneth Howcroft

Back to the Bible, forward to the world: . Inaugural address of the Methodist President . In his inaugural address as President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Kenneth Howcroft spoke of the “desperate need” for the Church to “speak biblically to serve the present age.” He encouraged Conference representatives to turn outwards to face… Read more »

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40 years of women’s ordination

Saturday 21st June , the Methodist Church in Great Britain will celebrate forty years of women’s ordination.  Although women were permitted to become deacons in the Methodist Church from 1890, they were not ordained as presbyters until 2 July, 1974, at the Methodist Conference in Bristol. Please follow the link for the full article – http://methodist.org.uk/news-and-events/news-releases/methodist-church-celebrates-40-years-of-women%E2%80%99s-ordination

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Kindle Book by Rev Preben Andersen (Zoe)

 ‘Paws for Thought’, a fascinating kindle book by Zoe Andersen, who lives with her Master (aka as Dad), Rev Preben Andersen. Rev Preben Andersen is a Methodist Minister in the Newport and Lower Wye Valley Methodist Circuit. He has pastoral responsibility for Caldicot, Rogiet, Langstone and Penycaemawr Methodist Churches. To Download a copy of ‘Paws… Read more »

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Getting to Know A Great Dane:- Rev Preben Andersen

A video of our minister produced by Geoffrey Keyte & first published on the Bethel Methodist Church (Ebbw Vale) Facebook page, their text & video below. Rev Preben Andersen is a Methodist Minister in the Newport and Lower Wye Valley Methodist Circuit. He has pastoral responsibility for Caldicot, Rogiet, Langstone and Penycaemawr Methodist Churches. He… Read more »

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We pray for peace

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference The President of the Methodist Conference Revd Ruth Gee and Vice-President Dr Daleep Mukarji blog their year of office, which began 6 July 2013. Read about the places they visit, the people they meet and the issues that concern them. On the Day of Pentecost followers of… Read more »

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