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Tom Stuckey was President of the British Methodist Conference in 2005. This website has been set up with his wife Christine Stuckey, who is the MWiB Southampton District President, to encourage theological reflection and dialogue both within the Methodist Church and beyond. You can participate in this.

  

Tom Stuckey     

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                   MAY 2017

SINGING THE LORD'S SONG IN A STRANGE LAND

The future of the Church in Britain:                         
     A Methodist Perspective


This is the title of my new book which will be coming out at the end of June. (Find out what it is about in the reflections below)
 
We have updated our BLOG You can get in contact with me on mail1@tomstuckey.me.uk
 

  

  
 
       

 

              HERE ARE SOME OF CHRISTINE'S PAPERS
                            (click below)             
                                                                         
           1.  Pilgrimage to Lindisfarne
 
           2.  MWiB District Celebration

           3.  A Pilgrimage at home      

 

Christine's new Pilgrimage.

I will be leading a group of 12 ladies for a two day pilgrimage to discover 'God Moments'. We begin on Wednesday 24th May, Please pray for the event. I will write more about it in my Blog telling you how it  went.


 

THIS MONTH'S REFLECTION   by Tom

                 TOM'S NEW BOOK

     Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land

The whole world is passing through a huge paradigm shift the likes of which have not been seen for generations. What is the Holy Spirit saying to the Churches in Britain and to the Methodist Church in particular?

The author contends that Britain is a modern Babylon where mammon reigns. The Church has unconsciously absorbed the values of Babylon into its structures and strategies with the result that it has ceased to be prophetic. It has become a public utility offering cheap grace to a consumer public looking for peace and security in troubled times.

Only after a radical repentance, at all levels of its life, can the Church recover its integrity and grow.

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 LAST MONTH'S REFLECTION by Tom 

                    THE WRATH OF GOD

 

On the cross God is revealed as the victor who chooses to be the victim, the judge who is judged, and the eternal pain-bearer. Christ’s death proclaims the principle of sacrifice active in the heart of God before the foundation of the world, and now continually propagated through space and time. Alongside this, the resurrection of Christ changes the eschatological clock. The end-time triumph of God, where death is swallowed up in victory and wrath is absorbed in love, is also operating in the here and now of chronological time.

The wrath of God destabilizes all triumphalism and destroys proud “theologies of glory”, because God has refused to use power to defeat power and has chosen instead the holy path of self-emptying. The cross is scandalous because it questions the wisdom of the wise. It reveals humankind’s obsession with power which addicts oppressive dictatorships, unaccountable hierarchical institutions and faceless bureaucracies. It tells us that all the powerful dictators of this world will ultimately destroy themselves through their own self-aggrandizement and perish under the judgement of God.

Followers of Christ have no power only influence, no compulsion other than gentle persuasion. The cross is devoid of arrogance. It is a startling display of hope which, in the midst of dark corruption, frames our existence with new meaning.

                     A further extract from my book 'The Wrath of God Satisfied?'

 

 
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