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The risks of public worship

The UK government wants the church to fill out risk assessment forms for people coming to worship. Here’s my assessment of the risks of public worship:  Coming to church is a risky business.   Coming to church has always been risky. The church should have been handing out health warnings long before COVID-19, because “our God …

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The best place to tackle racism is at the Lord’s Table

In 1857, the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC) in South Africa made a terrible decision. Some white members of the church requested permission to celebrate the Lord’s Supper separately from black members. The church authorities didn’t want to be considered conservative and rigid, so they made room for the request, “due to the weakness of some”.  As …

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