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Peculiar Passages: The Case of Paul and the Unexpected Handkerchief

Alison Mitchell | August 13th 2019

What do you do when you’re ill? Take two aspirin and lie down until you feel better? Go to see your doctor? Ask someone to pray for you? Maybe even all of those. But my guess is that you don’t wait for someone to bring you a special apron…... continue reading


Peculiar Passages: The Case of the Failed Miracle

Tim Thornborough | August 9th 2019

I love Mark’s Gospel. I’ve been to performances where it is recited dramatically;  I love to read it in a single sitting (takes about an hour and a half); and it’s the book I often turn to when introducing people to the life of Jesus and the gospel message.... continue reading


Peculiar Passages: The Case of the Bloody Bridegroom

Tim Thornborough | August 6th 2019

As a young Christian, I read through the Exodus story with a wonderful little commentary by Bernard Ramm, called His Way Out. Seeing the gospel in the book of Exodus was foundational for my own Christian understanding, but this little book was a window to a larger theological landscape, and was part of my pathway to eventually studying theology and the job I now enjoy. In particular, Bernard Ramm modelled great Bible handling as he encouraged me to not jump to immediate conclusions, and to think carefully about the context of any Bible passage as I tried to discern its meaning both then and now.... continue reading


Your church is where it’s at… (no, really!)

Emily Robertson | July 30th 2019

How do you feel about your local church? (Answer honestly!) It may be the place you feel happiest—a place of respite from the rest of life—where you love to worship and serve alongside a group of like-minded people. Or it may be a place where you feel the pressure of relentless rotas, teaching and leading, serving and sacrificing. Perhaps your feelings lie somewhere in between... ... continue reading


Sometimes Jesus lets people walk away

Jonty Allcock | July 23rd 2019

Many of our problems in living for Jesus stem from the root problem that we think we can do it. We assume we have the power. So we set about trying to push the camel through the eye of a needle.... continue reading


3 reflections after my first year as a Christian

Eleanor Elms | July 16th 2019

Things that have helped me in my first year as a Christian. ... continue reading


How to enjoy your inheritance today

Alistair Begg | July 11th 2019

One day, you and I are going to be very, very rich.... continue reading


The sickly sweet fly-trap of sentimentality

Dan Strange | July 9th 2019

This idolatry is subtle, but like a venus fly-trap we’re lured in and then stuck in its sickly sweet stickiness. ... continue reading


Scrolling and squabbling: can you really do evangelism online?

Katy Morgan | July 8th 2019

Do you flick through Facebook in bored moments, stopping to scrutinise friends’ baby pictures or judge their meal choices, but never commenting or posting anything yourself?... continue reading


Help! My home group leader is wrong…

Tim Thornborough | July 5th 2019

It’s home group as usual — the coffee is poured, Janice has made a cake that is going down a treat, and there is an excited buzz around the room as we share how our week is going.... continue reading

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