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Pause for thought

I hear it time and time again.

I sometimes wonder if those saying it really believe what they’re saying is actually true or whether they’re whistling past the graveyard as a sign of bravado.

It usually crops up when some particularly evil thing happens unchecked or there is a horrible natural disaster or a personal tragedy that leaves ...

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I was struck by a recent Gallup Survey showing that in-person attendance at religious services was down by over five percent.

My first thought was that this must be yet another side effect of the COVID pandemic until I realized that the comparison was with post-pandemic numbers.

My next thought was that maybe the drop-off was because ...

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Supermarket
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I was recently talking with friends who are pastors of a small church in the south of England and asking about developments in their congregation post-COVID.

As in so many congregations, the pandemic caused many to drop out of the habit of attending Sunday services. This was especially true of those who are older and more vulnerable. And ...

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Adrift
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“Good morning, brother. How are you? Are you well in the Lord?”
“I am well, thank you, without Him where would we be?”

I witnessed the exchange above between two friends prior to a Sunday Morning service of worship. They always say the same thing to each other and give the same response, but the response as a question got me thinking.

Without ...