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Finding Treasure: Thoughts on the Robbery

We still don’t know who they are, the people who broke into our recording studio a few weeks ago. They were in such a rush, franticly grabbing whatever they could before bolting out the busted front door. We could see the chaos clearly: the snatching, the grabbing, the way they overlooked items we were sure they would have stolen. Because at the critical moment you have to grab onto something,…

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Community, Ministry, Life as an Introvert: an interview with Patrick

What was your earliest memory of playing in Rend Collective?  It was at the Black Box in Belfast in 2008. It was our first ever gig. I distinctly remember spending about two hours after the show looking for Chris’ car keys. He was totally freaking out. They turned out to be in my pocket. He was so mad.   How did you feel about going on tour initially? Describe your…

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Boldly I Approach

We all know that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you know you’ve sinned. That gnawing ache that accompanies wrongdoing. Peter had to be feeling this sickening insecurity when he saw Jesus for the first time after having denied and abandoned him. He felt joy of course, his friend had risen from the dead, but no doubt it was mingled with fear and shame. Would Jesus take him…

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