Resurrection

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The resurrection of Christ is the most fundamental belief of the Church and has been from the very beginning. St Paul’s comments on Christ’s resurrection are still valid: ‘If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. And those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, then we of all people are most to be pitied.’From the time of the confession of faith of Simon Peter and the disciples, the gathering of...
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For most of us it is not easy to believe in the resurrection of Jesus: most of us are not in the premier league of beloved disciples: most of the time utter joy and bliss and absolute faith in the God who loves us eternally and unconditionally aren’t obvious to us.  As Christians we see acts of faith around us, we receive compassion and support, we pray together for the people we love; but we also witness lack of faith, resentment or even hatred towards Christians, simply because of what...
Study for  The Last Supper Andrew White
Volunteers are needed to help with a contemporary Christian art exhibition. Volunteers are needed for lots of practical tasks: hanging pictures, erecting walls, packing and transporting pictures. In addition volunteers are needed to help during the exhibitions events with the private viewing, and guiding people during the days of the exhibition.The exhibition itself is the first of its kind and size in London in at least a decade. It contains the work of over 30 artists, including Andrew White...
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“Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection”.You should always meet your heroes; true heroism requires the reality test. That is why Thomas needed to put his fingers into the holes in Jesus’ hands. The ultimate things in life – and death – can only be faced with the confidence of a tested truth. And, as it happens, I met one of mine this week. I was doing a sponsored sleep-out for a homeless charity at Lord’s cricket ground. (When I was a teenager, my...
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Everything that’s good eventually gets crucified. By a perverse axiom in life there is always something that cannot leave well enough alone, but, for reasons of its own, must lash out at what’s good. What’s good, what is of God, will always at some point be misunderstood, envied, hated, falsely accused, and eventually nailed to some kind of cross. Every follower of Christ inevitably suffers the same fate as Christ Jesus: death through misunderstanding, ignorance, and jealousy.Yet there’s...
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In 1940, the renowned writer of detective fiction, Miss Dorothy L. Sayers, was approached by the BBC to produce a series of radio plays about the life of Jesus.Knowing the mores-&-sensitivities about the portrayal of Jesus in any form of drama – at that time there was a theatrical ban on the portrayal of any member of the Trinity on the British stage - she replied that she would only take-on the project, if:She was allowed to introduce Jesus as a normal, speaking character within the plays....
Soul Sanctuary will be premiering the gospel oratorio, The Resurrection, at the Jazz Café, Camden (London NW1) at 7.30pm on Easter Monday 6 April 2015. The group whose music is rooted in contemporary gospel and combines jazz, soul, funk, latin and “modern classical", provides the music for the 6.15pm Gospel Mass on the last Sunday of each month at Farm Street Jesuit Church in central LondonThe choir was founded by Miko Giedroyc in early 2005 to provide music for a weekly mass at...