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The Stone-thrower’s Gospel

Gay marriage. Abortion. The Noah movie. Mark Driscoll. You may have noticed that none of these topics ever get addressed here at Sixty Stadia. There are those who will say that this is a failure to be relevant; on the contrary, this is an intentional decision to, as Pastor Brian Houston says, keep the main thing the main thing. There seems to be so much stone throwing in the religious world at the moment that I do wonder if someone needs to open up a quarry to keep up with demand; it might be a quicker way to make money...
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God Calls You…

Last year a close friend got married and, as a post-wedding treat, I thought that I would take his phone and implement a fiendish plan. We’d lived together before he got married so I knew the name that he affectionately calls his wife and thus was born the best wedding present ever. It was a simple matter of relieving him of his phone and editing the keyboard shortcuts so that whenever he lovingly typed her name, the phone would auto correct it to call her Princess Precious Babycakes La La Boo. You can imagine how grateful they are, as a...
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Ekklēsia:II

It’s complicated. I don’t know who first coined the description but in an era where millions use Facebook to define their lives it has become the go to description for relationships that just aren’t working as they should. Any time I see a friend set their status to ‘It’s complicated’ I start to worry about them; it’s not that I don’t recognise that life is complicated, but rather that when a relationship is defined by its complications that’s usually a very negative situation. What really saddens me is when people seem to have a relationship to the church that they’d define in...
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Crazy Little Thing Called Love

This year has been a roller coaster for me. This year has contained some of the best moments of my life, and unconditionally the worst too. I wondered whether to write a post about the year; what would I say? Would I dwell on the awesome things, or be swept up in the emotion caused by the bad thing? Would I tone it happy or sad? Would it end on a crescendo of hope or on me crying in a hospital corridor? Then, sat in a movie, it suddenly struck me what the over arching thing that I have learned...
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