How do we reconcile Science and Faith?

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We continue our series on Tough Questions with “Can creationism and evolution co-exist?” In this talk Nick looks at different views of creation/evolution and explores ways in which we can reconcile science and faith. For a more detailed analysis on this huge topic read Tim Keller’s paper for Biologos here.

Does God exist and can He be known?

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Does God exist? In this talk Nick gives some reasons for not believing God exists, then raises some clues for the existence of God, finally concluding that arguing for 100% proof of God is not enough. It’s personal and all rests on the God we see revealed in the person of Jesus.

What is life all about?

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We live. We die. Then there is this stuff called life in between. What is life all about? Using the book of Ecclesiastes, Nick asks, ” Is there more to life than ‘being happy’?” and “What gives life ‘meaning’?” Jesus came not to make people happy but to bring meaning to life.

Does it matter what I believe?

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At the beginning of this new series for a new year. Nick explains why as a church we are doing Alpha and asks “Does it matter what we believe?” We all have questions, our questions frame our beliefs and the conclusions we reach determine our faith. But how do we answer tough questions? With Grace and Truth.

Someday at Christmas…

Every year we sing (or listen to) Christmas songs. Songs of longing, Songs of hope. Advent is a time to prepare. To “Get Ready”. Things are going to change. Someday…

In this short talk, from our Carol Service, Nick explains the longing we all have for the world to be put right, for the renewal of all things. Someday… there will be peace on earth.


The Holy Spirit makes us Holy

Holy_square_buttonThe Holy Spirit is at work in every follower of Jesus to make them more like Jesus, more Holy. In the final talk of this series, Nick explains how ‘becoming holy’ is a past event, a present experience and a future hope of every Christian. This happens through and with the power of the Holy Spirit as we encounter everyday problems and take up kingdom habits.

Triangle of holiness

Adapted from Dallas Willard’s ‘Golden Triangle

Holy Families – Children and the church

Holy_square_buttonWhat is our vision for children and families? Listen to Jacqueline Titmas as she shares our heart for raising a generation. In this talks Jacqueline asks “How can we help our children to be holy, to live life as followers of Jesus?” and as a whole church, “How do we support each other in raising our children to pursue the God worth living for?”

Holy Body – how to honour God with our bodies

Holy_square_buttonMany times ‘holiness’ is defined by what we do not do rather than what we do do. What you do with your body is the key to living a holy life. In this talk Nick looks at how our bodies lie right at the centre of our spiritual growth, and how we can practically take responsibility for our bodies in a way that is holy and honourable to God.

Holy Fight: to do or not to do…

Holy_square_buttonThere is a shared human problem. In each of us a war is being fought, a war waged by sin. In this talk Mark (with the help of the Karate Kid!) asks: “What is it that you keep on doing that you want to stop doing?” and “What do you want to do that you seem unable to do?” How do we live holy lives and what training do we need to develop, to help us overcome?

Holy Habits: Are we becoming more like Jesus?

Holy_square_buttonHow do we become holy? Is there a pathway to holiness? Are there things which will help us become more holy, more human? In this talk Nick looks at the process of sanctification and spiritual formation and asks is our pursuit of holiness making us more like Jesus or more self righteous?