INSIGHTS

Tenderness – Part One

As I was sitting beside a village duckpond not far from Malvern the other day, enjoying the warmth of the sunshine and the fresh green of the new leaves, I was struck afresh by the tenderness of God toward us. This meditation emerged during that time, and is... read more

Rakak – Expanding our Heart of Tenderness

Tenderness – Part one Tenderness – Part two These lovely SoundCloud reflections welcome us into the tenderness of God’s heart toward us. It is a place where we are warmly loved and known, understood and accepted – and in the beauty of that, our own hearts... read more

Growing our prayer muscles to enable us to pray for wider matters

Whether as the result of watching the news, reading prayer bulletins, or simply being concerned for needs we come across, there can be so many, and such big, prayer-worthy topics and situations that we feel we ought to be praying about. But if we were to try to pray... read more

Addressing the question ‘Does Jesus have anything to say on political matters?’

Some of you may have come across Craig Greenfield, who lives and works in Cambodia, one of the most corrupt countries in the world. His often provocative posts are marked by a profound cry on behalf of justice. Not infrequently, they cast a fresh light on Scripture... read more

The urgent need to heal the soul of the nation

Four years ago, American Democrats were complaining that Russian influence had stolen the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton. Four years and a still more bruising election campaign later and we are faced by something horrible: a truly staggering 70% of Republicans... read more

Prophetic words weighed in the balance and found wanting

Forty years ago, the Lord called me to the work of challenging the Church over the things that grieved His heart, but which most believers were oblivious to. In the course of that journey, there have been a number of watershed moments, when I have had to nail my... read more