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The myth of conflict

Chris Oldfield |

My name’s Chris. I have developed a sense of vocation to give what I’ve got to remedy the poverty of public understanding about science and religious faith in our culture. There is a wealth of misunderstanding, both within and without the church.[1] I often prefer to call it myth-understanding, because...

London is Open: Studying in the City

ChristChurch London |

With Freshers' weeks getting underway, London is opening its doors to students from all over the world. For many people the city might...

Meet The Thatchers: Marriage Preparation

ChristChurch London |

We caught up with Liam and Helen Thatcher about all things marriage-related, how they negotiate living and working together, bad...

A Place to Crash

Melanie Mackay |

Melanie and her Connect Group have spent the last few months volunteering to provide shelter and support for some of London’s most...

Certainly Uncertain

Elise Lamsdale |

Uncertainty. It’s a word we’re hearing a lot these days. Some of us are feeling uncertain about the current political climate, or...

Bubbles, Puzzles and Syria’s Children

Hannah Joy |

Last year CCL member Hannah Joy left London for Turkey, to work with Syrian refugees who have been forced to flee their homes. She sent...

This Ship is Sailing Forward

Elissa Day |

Elissa Day, one of our prayer team members, explains how a little prayer has been going a long way at the South Service. In the last...

Under the Radar: Working on the Frontlin...

Tim Frisby |

John* worked as a bouncer at University then became a police officer, ending up in the Crime Squad of the Met Police. For the last few...

Here We Are to Worship

Sarah Olowofoyeku |

Sarah shares her passion for sung worship and what it’s like to be a part of the worship team at CCL. Being part of any team is a...

Taking the Plunge: Francesca’s Story

Francesca Lionetti |

Francesca explains the difference God has made in her life and why she’s decided to get baptised this Sunday at Love London. I am...

Getting to Know You: Noel Robinson

Rich Butt |

We asked our worship leader, Rich, to catch up with his friend and mentor Noel Robinson before he joins us for our Empowered event at...

Taking the Plunge – Victor’s Story

Victor Ibarra |

Victor Ibarra shares his incredible journey from drug cartels in Mexico to baptism in London. I was born in Veracruz, one of the...

Taking the Plunge – Andria’s Story

Andria Evripidou |

One of our members, Andria, opens up about why she has decided to get baptised at Love London Sunday. I was born into a Christian...

Counting Fish Fingers in Heaven

Emma Sawers |

Emma Sawers, one of our Kids Team leaders, explains what an honour it is to witness the youngest members of our church grow in their...

Saturday: Reunion

ChristChurch London |

‘It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the...

Friday: Triumph

ChristChurch London |

‘When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.’ (John...

Thursday: Distress

ChristChurch London |

‘Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I thirst.” A jar...

Wednesday: Abandonment

ChristChurch London |

‘From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud...

Tuesday: Relationship

ChristChurch London |

‘Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his...

Monday: Salvation

ChristChurch London |

‘Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, they...

Sunday: Forgiveness

ChristChurch London |

‘When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals - one on his right, the other on his...

Seven Words from the Cross

Liam Thatcher |

I don’t respond well to pain. When I experience it, the sounds that come from my mouth tend to be a mixture of muffled grunts and...

I’m Re-Installing Instagram

Rachel Tjahjadi |

Can giving up social media fix our relationships? Rachel Tjahjadi discusses why she gave up Instagram for a month - and why she’s glad...

We are Family

John Archer |

John Archer, one of our Welcome Team leaders, explains why making people feel at home on a Sunday is so important. We Are Family....

Hungry Hearts

Liam Thatcher |

Bruce Springsteen famously sang: ‘Everybody needs a place to rest; Everybody wants to have a home. Don't make no difference what...

Why God Calls Us to Dangerous Places

Johan Eldebo |

I once had a 5 am taxi-driver to the airport who declared that if God existed I would not need to go my chosen destination, the Central...

The Joy of Change

Lars Due-Christensen |

Lars Due-Christensen is one of our senior leaders and the founder of the STEPS course, which he ran successfully for many years in...

International Women’s Day

Jo Wells |

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its...

Swim for West Papua

ChristChurch London |

Joel Evans is going for a really long swim. In this article, he explains why it’s part of a mission to bring social justice to an...

Theology Matters: The Trinity

Liam Thatcher |

A.W. Tozer wrote: ‘What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.’ It was with this...

Empowered Prayer

ChristChurch London |

‘If you know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask...

Information Overload

Louisa Richards |

I don't know if you've seen it, but there's a YouTube video of Simon Sinek speaking on the subject of millenials that’s gone viral....

The Prayer of Surrender

ChristChurch London |

‘Not my will but yours be done’ (Luke 22:42) In the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) Jesus teaches us to pray, ‘Your kingdom...

Starting Sutton

Ian & Heather Rushton |

Heather, you and your husband Ian are overseeing the organisation and planning of a new ChristChurch London meeting! Can you tell us a...

Using Our Imagination in Prayer

ChristChurch London |

On Sunday we spent some time in corporate worship reflecting on a 15th Century icon of the Trinity by Andrei Rublev. This was probably a...

Praying the Bible

ChristChurch London |

‘Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path’ (Psalm 119:105) Sometimes it can be hard to know how to pray. We lack the...

Get Connected: Young Adults Blackfriars

Chris Le Marquand |

Chris Le Marquand explains why he’s creating new community in the heart of the City. London is one of the greatest places on earth...

The Prayer of the Heart

ChristChurch London |

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:27) Many of us have a...

Come and Join the Chorus

Natalie Powell |

What I find amazing about music is how universal it can be. A group of people from different countries, age groups and walks of life can...

Deciding to Pray

ChristChurch London |

‘Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.’ (1...

News from Sutton

David Stroud |

One of the big ChristChurch London highlights of 2016 was starting four new services in different locations. It has enabled many of us...

The Lord’s Prayers: Praying for Unity

ChristChurch London |

‘How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.’ (Psalm 133:1) 18-25 January is the Week of Prayer for...

Pockets of Peace

Rich Butt |

There I am, stood on the edge of a cliff, feeling the gentle hug of the wind and watching the crystal blue sea crash against the rocks....

The Lord’s Prayers: Names of God

ChristChurch London |

Who are we Praying to? ‘The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the...

The Lord’s Prayers: Recommended Resour...

Liam Thatcher |

In Luke 11 the disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray!” In one sense, it’s a slightly strange request. These guys would...

Wrong Will Be Right

John Archer |

“Hark! The herald angel sing!” has always been a favourite. It ticks the boxes for joyful melody, triumphant lyrics and all-round...

My Experiences on the frontline in Turke...

Hannah Joy |

Christmas is a time of year when we are particularly mindful of those less fortunate than ourselves. Last week at our carol services we...

Got The X-Mas Factor?

Liam Thatcher |

52 sleeps until Christmas! Unless you take a siesta in the middle of your working day, in which case it’s more like 89. Or if...

What’s My Life All About?

Andy Tilsley |

This is the question that used to haunt me – like Private Ryan wondering if his life was good enough. I’m clearly not alone in this,...

Serving the Homeless

Helen Howells |

London is one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the world and the West End of London in particular, is renowned worldwide as a...

Jesus’ Heart for Refugees

Hannah Joy |

I was reminded recently, in the most unlikely situation, of Jesus’ immeasurable love for people. I was staring in horror at an...

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