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Posts from June 2018

Life expectancy – 17 June 2018

The results of American research were published on Thursday revealing that people who practise religion live up to 6 years longer than their agnostic and atheist peers.  Academics from Ohio State University analysed more than 1,500 obituaries from across the USA and found persuasive evidence that there is a relationship between religious participation and how long a person lives.  Interestingly, volunteerism and…

Traditional values – 3 June 2018

We will be contrasting the traditions of men with the commands of God in our study this morning of Matthew 15v1-20.  Now, traditions per se are not necessarily bad – indeed Paul encourages us to “stand firm and hold to the teachings [or traditions] we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter” (2 Thessalonians 2v15).  The problem…