Rico Tice joined the All Souls staff team in 1994 as Associate Minister of Evangelism. Born in Chile in 1966, the son of a business man and a nurse, Rico grew up in Uganda and Zaire. He was educated at Sherborne School, Dorset and spent a gap year working as a youth worker in inner-city Liverpool. He then studied history at Bristol University, where he captained the rugby side. In December 2008, he married Lucy at All Souls Church. His progress towards full time Christian ministry began with a period as a Lay Assistant at Christ Church Clifton in Bristol. He found it thrilling to teach the Bible and so after working briefly for Hewlett Packard, he moved on to train for ordination at Wycliffe College, Oxford. Again, he was a regular member of the university rugby team. He was ordained in 1994 and soon after was appointed to the staff team at All Souls. His main role is to help the hundreds of enquirers about the Christian faith who come through the doors of the church each year. He has spent the last few years developing Christianity Explored which he co-wrote with Barry Cooper, Christianity Explored product developer.Continue reading …
"Read your Bible." This is a common instruction in Christian circles, but do we stop to consider the reason for it? It is always helpful to be reminded of our need for the truth that is found in Scripture, yet it is also necessary to remind ourselves of the authority of the Bible. The Apostle Paul’s passion was to help followers of Christ understand not only the usefulness of studying God’s Word and hearing it preached, but the foundation for it.Continue reading …
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
By: Robert Robinson
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise His name - I'm fixed upon it-
Name of God's redeeming love.
Topics: Hymns and Worship