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The thoughts and experiences of the folk who lead worship in Methodist Churches in Romsey (Test Valley) and the New Forest.

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Encounters on the way: The magi and the mad king

What we know about the first encounter between the magi and Herod I (or Herod the Great) is described very succinctly in Matthew’s gospel: After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from… Continue Reading →

When Jesus was a lad

Augustus was the God-Emperor when Jesus was born. But an artisan from a satellite village to a Graeco-Roman city came to be called Son of God. One of the few stories from Jesus’ childhood is presented in Luke’s Gospel (2:41-52). Jesus… Continue Reading →

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