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Palm Sunday is Pussy Willow Sunday!
It’s all about the donkey, children shouting ‘Hosanna’, processing around the church and going home with a woven palm cross. In most churches of most denominations that is Palm Sunday, the last Sunday of Lent and the traditional day for celebrating the entry of Jesus into Jerusa...
24th February

February 24th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Have you looked in the mirror today?
If you went to church on Ash Wednesday you probably had the sign of the cross drawn on your forehead with the ash of last years Palm Crosses.
24th February

February 24th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Acoustic Worship - stripped down and up close
Acoustic worship is the new Christian music genre that gets you back to what it’s all about. Creating a deeply personal experience, acoustic worship leads you from the mass impact of large scale arena worship to the quiet spaces where God connects with worshippers one-to-one.
20th February

February 20th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

LENT COURSES - What are they and what can they do for you, your study group and your church?
The forty days before Easter Sunday give you and your church an opportunity like no other in the Christian calendar. In commemorating Jesus' preparation for his earthly ministry, Lent offers his followers one of very few chances to something Jesus actually did himself - to spending time apart fro...
18th February

February 18th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Lent for Everyone: Mark - a new Lent course for 2012. by Tom Wright
Using Tom Wright's own translation of Mark's gospel, 'Lent for Everyone: Mark' gives you 53 daily readings for Ash Wednesday through to the Saturday after Easter, making Lent a time for spiritual growth and renewal. Born out Tom Wright's time as Bishop of Durham, his books of short, easy to read...
16th February

February 16th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Happy Pancake Day - only seven days to go
  Today is Valentines Day but you’ve only got seven more days to eat all those heart shaped chocolates because next Tuesday is Shrove Tuesday – the day that announces the imminence of Lent and last chance to enjoy all those goodies and sweets you most crave.
14th February

February 14th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Daring to speak for Christ: 'Finding A Voice' - in depth review of the new Lent course from Hilary Brand
“These days many of us seem to have lost our voice…” announces Hilary Brand opening her new Lent course ‘Finding A Voice’ – a personal devotion or study group course designed to help us find and use our authentic Christian voice.
13th February

February 13th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

LENT COURSES - How to choose the right one for you
Long overshadowed by the celebrations of Easter Sunday, Lent is being rediscovered as a sacred time of reflection and renewal in its own right and a time of preparation for the joyous seasonal finale. Like Advent, Lent gives you 40 daily opportunities to get deeper into the personal and eternal ...
13th February

February 13th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

The Nail - being part of the Passion:  a new Lent course for 2012.  by Stephen Cottrell.
New 2012 Lent books and study courses give a fresh heart to the most reflective season of the Christian year. Leading you deeper into the meaning and relevance of the Jesus’ life crucifixion, death and resurrection a new Lent course offers emotional and spiritual enrichment. Privately,...
10th February

February 10th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

LENT RESOURCES - all you need to lead your family, group, church, class and school through Lent
To understand the cross it sometimes helps to stand under it for while. The weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday give you, your family, study group, school and church an opportunity like no other in the Christian calendar. Unique in the Christian year Lent is an opportunity do some...
7th February

February 7th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Finding A Voice: King's Speech Lent Course
Based on the 4 times Oscar winning film 'The King’s Speech', Hilary Brand opens her 2012 Lent course an engaging new examination of the fears that prevent our true expression as followers of Christ.
3rd February

February 3rd, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Not a Tame Lion - a Lent course on C S Lewis' Narnia films by Hilary Brand.
The Narnia films give you a compelling opportunity to open up the Bible using the popularity of the films and their underlying Christian message. Movie lovers who might never otherwise open the Bible, never mind attend a Lent study course, will be attracted to a discussion group centred on th...
2nd February

February 2nd, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

New Lent Courses 2012 - The Way of The Desert by Andrew Watson: connecting the Exodus to the Everyday
Drawing informative and insightful parallels between the four desert books of the Exodus and the four gospels, Andrew Watson’s new Lent course is one of the most original and engaging explorations of Jesus’ wilderness experience. ‘The Way of the Desert’ is the new Lent co...
1st February

February 1st, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Christ and the Chocolaterie - by Hilary Brand:  A Lent course from the movie 'Chocolat'
Hilary Brand is skilled and experienced in using the visual impact of art and film to explore Bible themes and their life changing application. In ‘Christ and the Chocolaterie’ Hilary takes the story and characters of the movie ‘Chocolat’ to explore what it means to be tru...
1st February

February 1st, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Nick Fawcett's 3 'Light' Collections - Lent, Easter and Holy Week meditations for school and church
3 new collections of Lent, Holy Week and Easter meditations from Nick Fawcett give you 240 first-person accounts of Jesus’ life, crucifixion, death and resurrection helping you lead group studies, church services and school assemblies into the meaning and relevance of Lent.
24th January

January 24th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

The Big Bible Project - Tom Wright's Lent for Everyone: Mark is the Big Read for Lent 2012
Surveys by the CODEC organisation showed that 70% of church going Christians owned a Bible, but only 18% read it at least once a week. Projects like The Big Bible were set up to find ways of developing greater Bible engagement among a much wider readership. The Big Bible Project is a non-denomin...
10th January

January 10th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

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