Watchmen for Russia

Praying into the dynamics underlying current Russian intentions – not least the spiritual aspects involved

It is a new thing to be even considering considering spiritual factors with regard to the Russian leadership. It would certainly have been unthinkable in Soviet days, but there are reasons for doing so now – and it is important to pay attention to the shape that they... read more

Why it is important to keep praying for Russia

At this time of year my thoughts so often turn to Russia. Partly this has stemmed from a long-term awareness of what the Russian people go through as they endure the trials of the winter season, making me eager to pray for informed and fervent faith to rise up in the... read more

A new ideology is developing in Russia

Plagued though Russia currently is with high levels of coronavirus, something deeply significant is happening in Russia at the moment. In just a few days’ time, Russians will be going to polls, because President Putin is pressing ahead with a referendum that will give... read more

Why Salisbury is a wakeup call for our times

What is coming to me as I ponder the chemical nerve attack in Salisbury, is that this act feels like a wake-up call to the nations, our own in particular. On a rather different level, it is also a reminder call to the Body of Christ. Clifford Hill said that we should... read more

Just one incident can lead to serious consequences

With the armed forces of many nations in action over Syrian air-space at the moment, not to mention the regular Turkish strikes against the Kurds it has been a mercy that, thus far, events have not spiralled into a major escalation in the Middle East. But then we have... read more

Putin in 2024 and the direction that Russia takes

Bearing in mind that Vladimir Putin has said that he intends to step down in 2024, what will he do in the course of his next term in office – and what will happen beyond that? From all we have understood of his personality he will certainly be looking to make key... read more