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Priest-in-Charge, St. Andrew's, Springfield

The Rev'd Charlie Lacey

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The Rev’d Charlie Lacey is Priest-in-Charge at St Andrew’s, Springfield. He has a Bachelor of Theology from St Mellitus College, London.

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Tough Questions: If there is going to be a "new heaven and a new earth", why care for the environment?

“Christians are called to be heralds of the new creation, by pointing forward to the future hope that we have in Jesus. This means living today as we will live in a renewed and restored creation, where heaven and earth are one. We look forward to the day when God’s people will live in harmony with God, one another, and creation itself. Our interactions with creation in the present should point forward to this future reality,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield

"God speaks to every generation through the Bible – approach it prayerfully, with the expectation that the Holy Spirit will reveal God's heart to you as you read and study it" (The Rev'd Charlie Lacey)
Reflections

Tough questions: who wrote the Bible and which translation should we use?

“Problems of interpretation often occur when the Bible is read one dimensionally – in other words, when it is all taken to be more or less the same genre. Confusion will always arise if we misunderstand the genre of a text that we are reading…Reading the Bible is a much richer experience when we understand the different genres and what they are meant to convey,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from St Andrew’s, Springfield

Reflections

Tough questions

“Christians do not claim to have all the answers; however, the Christian worldview properly understood provides a framework that makes sense of the world we live in. Indeed, I would argue that it makes sense of the whole of human history,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from Resource Church St Andrew’s, Springfield

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Why run Alpha online?

“In many ways it was even better than meeting in person. To start with, it was much easier. One or two people can easily run an online course…People in your church can literally invite others from anywhere in the world so it massively widens the net of whom you can reach with your course,” says The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from Resource Church St Andrew’s, Springfield