Faithroots’ Second Birthday

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Did you know it’s Faithroots’ second birthday today?  We thought we’d take a little time out to highlight some of the most read articles from the past 2 years this morning. If you’re new to the site, this should give you a little flavour of what this site is all about.

The dominant event in UK politics this year has been #Brexit and unsurprisingly our article on how to approach voting, Should I Stay or Should I Go? has resulted in the most traffic. Whilst the article focused on the specific context of the Referendum, we hope that the principles set out in it and in other related articles have proved helpful for people thinking about other political decisions whether that’s local or national elections, the upcoming presidential election in America and the Labour Party Leadership election in the UK. If What we believe affects how we live then it should affect our politics. Continue reading

#PlantBC – The Bristnall Area

When we moved from one Sunday congregation to two at Bearwood Chapel, we expressed a hope that this would lead to multiple congregations as we began looking for opportunities to plant at other times within the Chapel and other places around the Sandwell and Black Country Area. Continue reading

The Disciplined Life (Proverbs 12)

It’s not often that you get away with calling someone stupid is it? But that’s exactly what Solomon does in Proverbs 12.

” To learn, you must love discipline;

it is stupid to hate correction.” Continue reading

It’s Personal

Jesus tells the story of a King who throws a wedding banquet for his son. He invites lots of guests but at the last minute they refuse to come. He invites new guests who come but one turns up not wearing wedding clothes. [1]

Those who didn’t turn up and the one who came improperly dressed seemed to know what they were doing. It was a calculated insult and a show of strength as they rebelled against the King and dishonoured his son. Continue reading

Be Part of Something (2)

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If you’re coming to the West Midlands (Birmingham, Sandwell, The Black Country) to work or study I’d like to invite you to consider being part of something by making Bearwood Chapel your church.  Continue reading

Be Part of Something (1)

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It’s mid-August and a lot of people are starting to plan moves. Some have just got A- Level results and are off to University, others are looking at getting their first (or a new) job and will move to a new town or city (even Country) to start work.

What sorts of things will you be thinking about as you prepare to move? I guess key things will include where you are going to live, things you need to buy, budgets, transport etc. 

If you are a Christian, then I would like to encourage you to make finding a local church to be part of your top priority. Continue reading