INSIGHTS

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... read more

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... read more

Emmanuel: Wonderful refreshing worship – and prayer for the power of God to come in Gaza, Egypt and across the Middle East

If you want to see where the Lord is being glorified in Egypt, you would not think to start in Garbage City. But seeing straight so often means seeing how God identifies with the least, the last and the lost, and raises up something of eternal worth and beauty. What... read more

Praying for the after-stings of rejection to be removed and healed

I have never been stung by a bee, but I gather the most important thing to do is to extract the sting. (Don’t use tweezers though – that merely risks squeezing the venom sac, thus increasing the amount of poison released into the wound.) Something similar is needed... read more

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... read more

The winds blow more strongly at altitude (i) Pray for leaders!

When it comes to the wind, it can often happen that a gentle zephyr makes its presence felt across the Severn plain; but up on the bare heights of the Malvern Hills, a very chilly hoolie can be harooshing. There’s a good reason for this: looking east from the summit... read more