In Praise of Reading that draws us deeper into the Word of God

Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Eph. 6:17) Heaven only knows (and Heaven truly does know) the multitudes who have entered the Kingdom of God as a result of their hearts and eyes being opened as they read a passage...

Amazing Bible resources

As a young Christian I remember dreaming of the Bible one day being freely available on a computer. I could never have imagined in those days that are at-once-so-close-and-yet-so-far-off that we would one day be blessed to have such extensive Bible resources available...

Here be dragons: Serious threats to Democracy in America

When medieval cartographers did not know what lay in unexplored areas of the world’s oceans, they often wove elaborate sea serpents and other mythological creatures into otherwise blank areas of their maps. Could we not likewise say ‘Here be dragons’ when it comes to...

A vital window in which to pray and prepare?

“Not praying is tragic. But praying and not preparing is catastrophic.” These are the words of Lazarus Yeghnazar, whom I have known for years. He was actually speaking about the need to translate the Bible into the many ethnic languages that are spoken in Iran, where...

Digging deep and leaving no stone unturned

I am always interested in digging out the origin of words and phrases, and I know I am not alone in this! So I decided to investigate the story behind one of my favourite phrases, ‘Leave no stone unturned.’ When Xerxes, the Persian leader who had launched a massive...

Thirty Seconds of Power

I will sing each morning about Your power and mercy, for You have been my high tower of refuge, a place of safety in the day of my distress  . . . I am the First and the Last, the living One who died, who is now alive for evermore. (Ps. 59:16) Rev. 1:17) At the start...

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Family News

In amongst a good deal of busyness  on many fronts, I thoroughly enjoyed my 57th birthday at the weekend. Ros and Dom took me out for a lovely full English breakfast and a walk in the hills with our wonderful retriever dogs. We thought you might appreciate some...

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