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Tell me something I don’t know…

Tell me something I don’t know…

At our Christmas Guest Services 2018, Steve Burnhope borrows from a Paris Hilton tweet earlier in this year and challenges our over-familiarity with the Christmas story. What we expect in the story, now, is very different to what the original first-century audience would have expected, then.

Christmas Carol Services 2018

Christmas Carol Services 2018

Steve Burnhope’s 10-minute talk from this year’s Christmas Carol Services: ‘Christmas Essentials’ …

Glory to God in the Highest!

Glory to God in the Highest!

That was the angel’s message to the shepherds in the Nativity — but what does it mean? Lyn Burnhope explores the questions: What is ‘God’s glory’ and how is that meaningful to us?

Christmas in Perspective

Christmas in Perspective

How we feel about Christmas this year will depend a lot on our perspective. At Aylesbury Vineyard’s Christmas Services 2017, Steve Burnhope talks about the perspectives of Mary and Joseph and how challenging the events of that first Christmas would have been for them.

The God Who Invented Christmas

The God Who Invented Christmas

At Aylesbury Vineyard’s Carol Services 2017, Steve Burnhope explores some of the weird ingredients that feature in the Christmas Story and why God might have deliberately made them that way.