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Lessons from a broken tree

Article

November 2004
Articles > Biblical/theological

Lessons from a broken tree

All night the wind howled. The heavy wooden beams of our log house groaned in protest. In the morning I wandered around our property surveying the damage. Broken branches littered the ground. To the north, the gale had felled a wood-pecker-riddled tree. To the south the wind had snapped off the top half of…

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Article

February 2004
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Feeling medium

Although I know something was wrong, the news came as a shock. I’ve always imagined myself blasting through the golden years with verve and energy – bounding up stairs at a single leap, running to the top of towering hills and thumping my chest in victory. No more. Suddenly my goals are more prosaic.…

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How to hold a day of prayer

Article

January 2004
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

How to hold a day of prayer

Has 'We're praying for you' become a cliché? The dictionary defines cliché as an idea that has become trite. Roget's Thesaurusequates cliché with commonplace, banal, trivial or stereotypical. Is prayer, then, so commonplace that it has become passéamong fashionable Evangelicals? Being labelled 'old-fashioned' is the ultimate insult. We want to be cool - 'with…

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Biblical accountability

Article

October 2003
Articles > Biblical/theological

Biblical accountability

Most of us are too polite to say out loud, 'Mind your own business!' But when someone gets a little too pointed in their advice to us, we are tempted to think it. Why do we react so instinctively? Is there a ‘Don’t tell me what to do’ strand buried in our DNA? Well,…

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Loving our neighbour after 11 September

Article

February 2002
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Loving our neighbour after 11 September

One of the most respected - and beloved - doctors in our small town is from a Muslim background. Then there are the owner of the gas station, a shopkeeper, the lady wearing the hejab who runs the dry-cleaning establishment - and many more. Should we view them differently since 11 September? Are they…

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A winter rainbow

Article

December 2001
Evangelistic

A winter rainbow

As we headed for church on that cold, winter Sunday, we saw that the heavenly Artist had been busy again. Overnight he had transformed our world into a crystal garden. Brilliant sunshine sparkled off the hoarfrost clinging to trees and bushes, houses and fields.Then, rounding the corner at Turkey Hill, we stared in amazement…

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Lessons from a broken tree

Article

November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Lessons from a broken tree

All night the wind howled. The heavy wooden beams of our log house groaned in protest. In the morning I wandered around our property surveying the damage. Broken branches littered the ground. To the north, the gale had felled a wood-pecker-riddled tree. To the south the wind had snapped off the top half of…

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