Love on its knees

For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the...

Three wounds that empower us to pray and that enable us to share the depths of God’s compassion

Most of us will at least be familiar with the name of a medieval mystic who lived the majority of her life at the end of the fourteenth century in a cell adjoining St Julian’s church in Norwich. Her real name is unknown to us but, like nearly a thousand other...

The ever-controversial matter of Israel

Recognising that it will be to the Mount of Olives and Jerusalem that Jesus returns – and that Israel is the only country in the world that the Lord specifically calls ‘His’ country (Deuteronomy 7:6, Amos 3:2 and in many other places) we can be sure that it will also...

God answers specific prayers specifically – even sending a hot water bottle to the Equator

In the context of a child's direct prayer, Helen Roseveare tells this amazing story about prayer and a hot water bottle! One night, in Central Africa, I had worked hard to help a mother in the labour ward; but in spite of all that we could do, she died leaving us with...

Where can we find the most reliable and unbaised biased sources for both our news and our spiritual walk?

‘Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.’ (George Orwell) Journalism is sometimes called the fourth pillar of democracy, alongside Legislature, Executive and Judiciary; ‘pillars’ because each of these...
Here be dragons: Serious threats to Democracy in America

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...

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Digging deep and leaving no stone unturned

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...

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Heart Cry for America, Part One

Heart Cry for America, Part One

The Lord has called me to be a watchman. Some watchmen stand atop a watchtower: my own watching is done from a basement with a viewless window! Nevertheless, I roam far and wide in my watchings, and the scale and intensity of developments in the world in these last...

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Trump’s Transaction with the Evangelicals

Trump’s Transaction with the Evangelicals

A Heart Cry for America Part Two: Trump’s transaction with the Evangelicals Strange things are happening in America, in both national politics, and in the heart of the Church in the nation. A friend from Chester days, who has lectured extensively in the States, wrote...

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