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Have You Met...Betty Bradford?

by Ernie Forrester
Associate Pastor

Betty Bradford is one of those people I have always known. I don’t remember when I met her, but after I met her I could never forget her! 93 more words


Honest Christianity - what is the difference between pastoral care and rescuing?

Last week we ran the first day of our supporting families module at BCH. We were exploring Transactional Analysis, and Karpman’s drama triangle. If you are unfamiliar with this modelthen the link below has lots of information and the image above gives an overview. 142 more words

Honest Christianity


Well, I’ve finally done it! ‘It’ being that I’ve finally made the decision I’ve been dithering about for months. I am leaving my church to go to a much smaller community church. 435 more words

Living Today

A Pastoral Response to SCOTUS

June 26, 2015 will go down as an historic day in American history. This morning the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 decision, stated that the law of the land was marriage equality. 964 more words

General Convention

Problems in Caregiving Relationships: Neglect of the Other

Last time I wrote about how caregivers, including Chaplains, can neglect themselves in caregiving relationships. This happens when Chaplains, clergy and others who are providing care to another don’t recognize or reject their own power and authority, and also when caregivers don’t recognize their own needs and therefore neglect themselves. 861 more words


The Shepherd & Overseer of Your Souls

Being identified as a ‘sheep’ in Scripture is both distressing and encouraging, isn’t it? Sheep have their issues – they wander, they need lots of care, they’re high maintenance some times! 428 more words

Life Of Christ

The unique nature of marriage and the rights of everyone - Bishop Fürst tackles a difficult situation

In a recent communique to the members of the diocesan council, Bishop Gebhard Fürst of Rottenburg-Stuttgart presented his reasons for not allowing the blessing of a same-sex couple in a church in his diocese. 1,177 more words

World Church