The Teflon Trio

Our latest band of Biblical protesters is a trio of chaps who took on King Nebuchadnezzar and refused to bow down before his golden statue. Join us on Sunday as we continue to explore our dissenting tradition and the important separation between church and state.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Give us a king

The people of Israel looked around at other nations and felt they lacked something: a leader. God wasn’t best impressed but he gave in nonetheless. Join us on Sunday to learn more about what it means to be a rebel nation.

As it is Remembrance Sunday we’ll also have a little remembrance ceremony around our memorial.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Don’t call the midwife

Protest can take many different forms – disobedience is one. This week we will remember the stories of the disobedient midwives whose protest gave birth to a nation. It’s an all-together service some come along and join the fun.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Jeremoaner

Jeremiah is sometimes known as the Weeping Prophet – weeping about the mess his people made of the planet. You can imagine him still weeping today. But perhaps our tears are another form of protest. This Sunday Adam will lead our service as we mourn the destruction and exploitation of God’s good creation.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Let justice roll

I hate your religious festivals! So says the prophet Amos. But let justice roll like a river. Seems a suitable Sunday for us to think about harvest then? But what is harvest? A festival for fruit and veg competitions or a time for eco-justice. Let’s work it out together.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Whose extinction is it anyway?

With Extinction Rebellion friends in action in London this week, we explore why they are protesting. What do they mean by extinction? And what the Bible has to say about how we understand and treat nature. We’ll be looking especially at the book of Job and humanity’s role in the grand scheme of things.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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This Changes Everything

As we continue with our series on protest, we turn our attention to the climate crisis. As Extinction Rebellion protesters gear up for another week of action in London, we start to consider the Biblical imperative to protect the planet.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Manifesto for the poor

With election season around the corner, we will soon be seeing the political parties set out their wares as they publish their ideas for change. I doubt any of them will dare set out a ‘manifesto for the poor’. But that’s what Jesus did … and nearly got lynched for it. Come along to find out more.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Occupy Temple

No series about protest and the Bible could overlook the remarkable story of Jesus turning over the tables in the temple. It is a clear act of protest – but why did he pick on the money-changers and the dove sellers in particular? You’ll have to come along to find out.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday

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(Providing you haven’t got anything to flog!)

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The art of resistance

This Sunday, as we continue our Why Protest? Series, we are thinking about the art of resistance. From Banksy to Levenshulme’s own graffiti grannies, we’re going to look at the way art and image has been used to challenge the powers that be.

We will draw our inspiration from the Book of Revelation where images of a New Jerusalem were described by John to confront the imperial forces of the day.

IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO BRING ANY ARTWORK THAT HAS INSPIRED THEM THEN PLEASE DO – OR SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I’LL FIND THE IMAGE AND PUT IT ON THE BIG SCREEN.

Sunday. Inspire. 10.30. All welcome!

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