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Pulpit view in Rugby Baptist Church

Appointment at Rugby Baptist

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
Psalm 16:5-8 (NIV)

My family and I had an exhausting and thoroughly enjoyable time last weekend at Rugby Baptist Church. The congregation have now called me to the post of Associate Minister. We accepted with joy, excitement, and a deep sense of the Lord’s leading on this. As Michael Bochenski put it, “it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us…”

The price the church paid for coming in from the margins to the centre was allowing Jesus to be pushed out from the centre to the margins.STUART MURRAY

Speaking in The Naked Anabaptist about the establishment of Christianity as the imperial faith by emperor Constantine.

Divergent: Suits, sex & salvation (1 Corinthians 6:1-11), part of a series preaching through Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians in the evening service at BEC. Download mp3, ogg.


Patience and Perseverance (James 5:7-11), part of a Church as Family series preaching through the letter of James. I started with a clip showing a moth emerging from its pupa (and yes, that was a bit of an in-joke as well as an example of perseverance…) Download mp3, ogg.


Conflict, Submission, and Humility (James 4:1-12), part of a Church as Family series preaching through the letter of James. I used two clips: one of priests assaulting each other with broomsticks in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and a second one about conflict resolution. Download mp3, ogg.


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