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About welshrev

Simon is a church planting pastor and Rural Chaplain based at Grace Church Llandeilo and serving the Heart of Wales. He has a Facebook page as Rev Simon Bowkett and the Grace Church website has lots of information and resources at Facebook page is 'Grace Christian Community Llandeilo' ... you would be welcome to drop by there for a chat!

Lion taming for beginners …

So I’m old enough to remember the circus … not the ‘a bunch of women in leotards swinging from ribbons’ type of circus, but the sort of circus with elephants and lions and tigers. Probably twice in my early life … Continue reading

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Heavy Topping …

So (I admit) there WAS a time in my life when, for me, ‘heavy topping’ was full fat cream. But then I met up with juncus effusus … the Latin means ‘soft rush’. Contrary to what might be expected, this soft … Continue reading

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A gate is no barrier …

There are two new Welsh Red (Ci Coch) puppies here at the moment. They are boisterous, sharp, out-running dogs … and they could teach a lot of churches and Christians a thing or two. For example … to our pair … Continue reading

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Trepidation in Preston ( North end)

Oooh! There’s always that little frison of excitement as you approach an unfamiliar shower. It’s not that I particularly need a brave pill at the thought of soap and water. It’s just that I’ve lived a fair old while, survived … Continue reading

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Preachers playing tiddlywinks using the FIFA offside rule …

Bonkers suggestion, isn’t it? But much of many preachers’ attempts to argue for Christian truth using the laws of science comes down to something not so very different from that. Check it out in this short (roughly 10 minute) video … Continue reading

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Why would you believe the Resurrection?!

The videos that begin to answer this question are here: Short video extract … three minutes. Second short extract on the documentary evidence for Christ’s resurrection … four minutes. Complete sermon video from which these extracts are taken … Continue reading

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Making useful discipline out of hardship and pain

Here’s the slideshow to go with this morning’s sermon. <div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”; title=”Discipline hebrews 12 v 7″ target=”_blank”>Discipline hebrews 12 v 7</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”; target=”_blank”>Grace Christian Community Llandeilo</a></strong> </div> The video is available here:

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This sheep is a natural born killer …

Lambing time (or so it seems) lurches from being one thing to the other. It’s either blindingly good or the pits. Some days it makes you feel great. Other days things happen that could almost break your heart! But this … Continue reading

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Covenant Eyes have just released an alarming collection of porn statistics. If you don’t think porn is a significant problem, both in the wider culture and in the church, then please take time to look…

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Buying a pup …

So you set out to buy yourself a pup. What are you wise to be looking for? With working dogs that can basically bring you back some sheep (and often very little more) costing around £2,000, if you set out … Continue reading

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