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The Westminster Confession of Faith

By Sean Tong, 09 Jul 2020

There is something in the air. Amongst the clanging of knives and thudding impacts of muskets across the country, a different sort of revolution is underway. But this one is being thrashed out with words, and pen and ink. Whilst the country was at war...

The Westminster Confession of Faith

We're coming home

By Gerry Straker, 01 Jul 2020

We're thrilled to announce that we are meeting together on Sunday 5th July at our church building, 91 Balmoral Road! We thank God that we can start doing Church again.  Do have a listen to Sunday 28th June's sermon here which is all about why Church...

We're coming home

The Westminster Assembly

By Sean Tong, 26 Jun 2020

It’s a freezing day in January 1642, and John Hotham the Senior can feel something in the wind. A nation divided, a Parliament in chaos, the coming of war. But he can’t stand here surveying the city of Kingston-upon-Hull, he needs to get on. Within...

The Westminster Assembly

Christ and Science 2

By Gerry Straker, 13 Jun 2020

This article is a follow on to this one, it would really help if you read that one first! 3. Science depends on Christianity   a. God began science   The first science in the Bible in Genesis 2, when God gets Adam to name the animals. Adam is the...

Christ and Science 2

Christ and Science 1

By Gerry Straker, 09 Jun 2020

Over a few posts articles, we’re going to take a look at Christ and science. They are based on our C3 Central, which you can find here and the handout for the evening is here.It’s my hope that these posts will: Help you think rightly about science and...

Christ and Science 1

12 Reasons I love Tony Reinke’s 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

By Pam Tailyour, 29 May 2020

1. Tony Reinke is not an arrogant smartphone-basher or smartphone-phobe. 2. Technology isn't new - and neither are the problems it brings. ‘The good-bad-ugly mix of technology came to particularly obnoxious expression at the Tower of Babel, an attempt to consolidate all known building innovation to build...

12 Reasons I love Tony Reinke’s 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You

Reading Creation 3b: Thanking God for clouds, our teacher

By Gerry Straker, 20 May 2020

We've been thinking about how to read creation through the Word of God, and what God's creation teaches us. We've thought about sunshine and began to think about clouds. James Jordan writes this: “When we step outside and look up, what do we see? We see...

Reading Creation 3b: Thanking God for clouds, our teacher

Reading Creation 3a: Thanking God for clouds, our teacher

By Gerry Straker, 19 May 2020

Recently, we thought about how to read creation. As new creations ourselves (2 Corinthians 5:17), we can now see with new eyes the glory of God glowing in the world around us. The Word teaches us to read the world aright and the world sends...

Reading Creation 3a: Thanking God for clouds, our teacher

1 John 1:5-2:2 Reflection

By Gerry Straker, 16 May 2020

 At Church by the Bay we need to listen to John’s apostolic message - the message about Jesus that he gave to his apostles, and they, and the Holy Spirit, caused to be written down in the New Testament for us today (1:5). These ‘antichrists’ John...

1 John 1:5-2:2 Reflection

On Reading in an Age of Distraction

By Gerry Straker, 16 May 2020

During the lockdown, we’ve been encouraging ourselves to read, if you'd like, remind yourself why in these articles: Reading the Word Reading Changes Lives We need help Read the classics The Tender heart Today we’re thinking about how to read in age of distraction. Incredibly, the average person checks their smart phone...

On Reading in an Age of Distraction