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Getting the balance right

Dear Friends, A little while ago I was having a discussion about spending money on church buildings. It is a common discussion because it is a thorny question. When there is so much need in the world, should we as Christians be spending money on a building? Didn’t Jesus tell us this was wrong? Did he not tell us to sell all we have to give to the poor? Well, yes and no. He did challenge people to give up their possessions – but he did so as a challenge to see ‘Where their hearts were.’ But he also chided Judas for trying to stop a woman from anointing his feet with expensive ointment, reminding Judas that ‘The poor will always be with you.’ Shortly after the discussion I chanced across an ar

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St Stephen on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 9RB

An Anglican church in the Diocese of Blackburn


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