Maz's story

Maz explains how he became a Christian and the difference that knowing Jesus makes.

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Are we a Christian country?

Well done David Cameron for stirring up a hornet's nest!

He's successfully alienated the 'non-religious', who hate the idea of being labelled as anything religious. And he's exasperated many Christians, who have seen him and his coalition government steadily demolish long-held Christian values in our society (like redefining marriage so it's no longer exclusively the union of one man and one woman, but can now include the union of two people of the same gender).

To be honest, what's all the fuss about? Are we a Christian country? Well, yes and no (now I'm sounding like a politician!).

The best gift you could give your Mum

Flowers? Chocolates? Listen to Simon Smallwood on what the Bible says Mums really need.

2 mins

Come along on a Sunday at 10.30am or to Christianity Explored to find out more.

Real Lives: Simon Pinchbeck

Simon was a tough policeman, nicknamed 'The Walrus' by the hooligans he used to take on. After an assault charge, he left the police and turned to crime. Then Jesus found him and changed his life completely.

You'll need to turn up the sound for the second part.

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Close Encounters

Enjoyed Real Lives week? Then come along to Close Encounters, four informal sessions about people who met Jesus and whose lives were turned upside down as a result.

You won't have to sing, pray or read aloud. You can ask any question you like - or just listen. And it's completely free.

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Naming the baby

Two couples in the church have very recently had their first baby. One is called Jessica. The other is called Fred.

No doubt they ran through a long list of possible names before they chose one they liked AND agreed on. It took ages for me and my wife to agree on names for our children. The ones I liked she hated and the ones she liked I hated, and the ones we both liked Grandma hated! It was usually because this or that name held bad memories from the past, or was a horrible character in a film or on TV.