Tag: Faith

Philip Ellwood

How could a loving God allow suffering?

When you combine social media, an atheist friend and the enormous question of how a Christian accounts for so much suffering in the light of the dreadful earthquakes in Nepal earlier this year, you have a potentially explosive question! You also have an opportunity: an opportunity to pray, study and live as a follower of… Read More

Anna Harris

Rise up, take courage and do it

At the start of this month 12 young people, 11 adults, 6 tents, and more chocolate brownies than you can count, packed up and left Kingston upon Thames, to join thousands of others around the country, for Newday! Newday is a week-long camp that provides the opportunity for young people to get to know God… Read More

Jennie Pollock

Does God heal today?

As a church, we are firmly convinced that God’s healing power was not limited to Bible times. We often pray for healing for one another in our midst because we believe He still heals today. We don’t often have the opportunity to share the results of our prayers for healing, so here, for your encouragement,… Read More

Philip Ellwood

The Offence of Aslan

“I don’t need anyone to die for me. I’ll take my chances” My friends, family and teammates have various responses to Jesus. Sometimes intrigued, often apathetic, occasionally dismissive. But every now and then there are those who are downright offended. Polly Toynbee is a well known, gifted journalist for The Guardian and one rightly admired… Read More

Joanna Gill

A Journey Towards Healing

Three years ago I found myself moving to Kingston to study for my Masters in Composing Music for Film and Television. Growing up I attended a couple of fairly traditional churches in Scotland, and so when I went along to King’s Church in Kingston, it was a quite different experience for me to see how… Read More

Freddie Ingle

Rescued From Rock Bottom

I first decided there was a God when I was 13 – I was on a family holiday and there was a hurricane coming, so I prayed in desperation and when I woke up the next day, it had changed course overnight. I thought: ‘OK, there’s a God.’ But I kind of moved on with… Read More