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All articles by Timothy Cross

Timothy Cross has written many Christian books and articles and has an honorary doctorate from Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, NC

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Is tolerance a Christian virtue?

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December 2015
Articles > Comment

Is tolerance a Christian virtue?

In our pluralistic society, ‘toleration’ is definitely a supreme virtue. It is held up as a good, even ‘Christian’ virtue. Not too long ago an incensed father was quoted in Metro when his son George was prohibited from joining the scouts due to professed atheism. Said Mr Pratt, ‘Christianity is meant to be about…

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November 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

The place of the Saviour’s birth

Some seven hundred years BC, the prophet Micah prophesied that the Messiah would be born in a specific place, namely ‘Bethlehem Ephrathah’ (Micah 5:2). In God’s sovereign timing, the prophecy was fulfilled to the letter ‘when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea’ (Matthew 2:1). Bethlehem is first mentioned in the Bible way back…

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When someone we love dies

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October 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

When someone we love dies

My dear dad died on 12 December 2014. He was 84 years and 6 days old. He had been suffering from dementia for a few years, so wasn’t quite the father I had known. We enjoyed a warm friendship right up to his last day. I would be lying if I said that I…

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September 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

When illness strikes

I am writing this while I recover from shingles. I don’t recommend shingles. It’s painful. I have been taking anti-viral pills and some strong pain killers, for which I am thankful. Illness can strike any one of us of course, but how should we think about illness?   Christians get ill   We are guaranteed perfect…

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July 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

Christ, the olive tree

The olive tree is synonymous with the land of the Bible. The ‘promised land’ is described in Deuteronomy 8:8 as ‘a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey’. The olive harvest was integral to the economy in Bible times. At a basic…

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April 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

Unusual events at Calvary

When the apostle Paul came to Corinth, he 'decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified' (1 Corinthians 2:2). The cross of Christ lies at the heart of the Christian faith.

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March 2015
Articles > Biblical/theological

The God who knows our name

In Psalm 147:4 we read that almighty God ‘determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names’. Then, in John 10:3, it is said of the Lord Jesus, the Good Shepherd, that ‘the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out’.…

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