Training

The Psalms: Songs of Christ

Following our extract from the Crosslands Seminary ‘Old Testament Introduction’ module, looking at the role the Psalms played in reflection and formation in the life of ancient Israel, this extract continues by exploring the profound way in which the Psalms speak of Christ. The function of the Psalms, part 2: Songs of Christ The psalter … Read more …

The Psalms: Reflecting and Forming

Crosslands Seminary students are currently working through an introduction to the Old Testament. Here you can enjoy the first of two extracts from the unit on Psalms, exploring the function of the Psalms. The Function of the Psalms, part 1: Reflecting and Forming Many Christians throughout the ages have found the Psalms to be the … Read more …

Finding God in the everyday

(Extract of Enjoying God, written by Tim Chester, published by TheGoodBookCompany) My wife and I have an allotment. An allotment is a strange British institution in which people can rent a pocket of land to grow vegetables. Recently I was at my allotment waiting for a shed to be delivered. The delivery driver was due … Read more …

The Gift of Congregational Worship: Part Two

In a previous article we saw how congregational worship is not a gift we offer to God, but a gift we receive from him. In this article we explore how what we get when we ‘unwrap’ this gift from God. By Tim Chester I used to walk to work each day and as I walked … Read more …

The Gift of Congregational Worship: Part One

This article was originally published in October 2018, little did we know how much we would miss and therefore value congregational worship when the pandemic stripped it away. It’s a good time to reflect once more on the gift of congregational worship. By Tim Chester Congregational worship is a gift from God. Is that right? I … Read more …

The Beauty of our World

By Tim Chester (taken from Enjoying God – TheGoodBookCompany) This world is a magical place. God’s verdict on his world: “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1 v 31). It’s a world of wonders. We live in a world of oak trees, a thousand varieties of rice, Jane … Read more …

Rebecca McLaughlin joins our trustees

Rebecca McLaughlin has recently joined Crosslands as one of our Trustees, bringing a depth and expertise in cultural engagement and apologetics to the Board. Originally from the UK, she is now based in Cambridge, Massachusetts where she worships with God’s people at Hope Fellowship Church. Rebecca has a PhD in Renaissance literature from Cambridge University … Read more …

Crosslands at Keswick

Crosslands at Keswick: Several members of the Crosslands faculty are speakers at Keswick in week 2. Join us for a family picnic at the lakeside at 1pm Thursday 29th July – look out for the Crosslands banner in the field near the Theatre or connect with us on social media. Bring your own picnic.