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Guest Column – The theologian’s stone

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September 2008
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Guest Column – The theologian’s stone

The theologian's stone Guest Column I find it both intriguing and troubling that the great seventeenth-century mathematician and scientist Sir Isaac Newton appears to have believed in the Philosopher's Stone - the fabled substance capable of turning base metal into precious gold. Many Newton scholars now concede that the celebrated author of the Principia and formulator…

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Guest Column – Rediscovering the Jewish Jesus

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August 2008
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Guest Column – Rediscovering the Jewish Jesus

Rediscovering the Jewish Jesus 'More than money, more than politics', said Time magazine earlier this year; 'ideas are the secret power that this planet runs on'. Among the ideas that Time felt its readers needed to know about were Common Wealth, Reverse Radicalism and … the Jewishness of Jesus! Jesus was a Jew but until recently…

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Guest Column – Humble love

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July 2008
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Guest Column – Humble love

Humble loveIn 1960, C. S. Lewis wrote his famous book The four loves. These are essays on four different Greek words for 'love'. The Bible also uses several Greek and Hebrew words that are all translated 'love' in the English versions. Clearly, to quote the song, 'Love is a many splendoured thing'. In May's ET…

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Guest Column – Revolutionary love

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June 2008
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Guest Column – Revolutionary love

Revolutionary love Guest Column When I was a child some of the first words I learned were by Charles Wesley: 'Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, look upon a little child; pity my simplicity, suffer me to come to thee'. That was part of the prayer my mother taught me to say each night before I went…

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Guest Column – Devoted to one another

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May 2008
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Guest Column – Devoted to one another

Devoted to one another - Guest Column 'Love is the sweetest thing' - so sang Ray Noble in the 1930s. Huge numbers of popular songs speak of romantic love but it is not only in the world of 'popular entrainment' that this quality is emphasised; the Bible also has a great deal to say about…

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Guest Column – Our future prospects

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April 2008
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Guest Column – Our future prospects

In this final article Roger Pomeroy looks upwards to considerOur future prospectsGuest Column One Saturday morning in April 2007, I went to visit my good friend John Dart, who had served the Lord long and well both at home and abroad. John's mind was not as clear as it once had been, but his heart…

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Guest Column – Pressing on in the work of ministry

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March 2008
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Guest Column – Pressing on in the work of ministry

Pressing on in the work of ministryLast month Roger wrote about adjusting back to Britain after many years serving as a missionary in Pakistan with his wife Diana. This month he considers Pressing on in the work of ministry.In the Bible the word 'retire' is never used to describe the cessation of work. There…

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Guest Column – Adjusting back

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February 2008
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Guest Column – Adjusting back

Guest Column - Adjusting backRoger and Diana Pomeroy spent 38 years as missionaries in Pakistan and returned to Wales for retirement in May 2006. How are you adjusting back to life in the UK? This is the most frequently asked question we face. In fact this was the question the editor put to me…

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Guest Column – Adjusting back

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February 2008
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Guest Column – Adjusting back

Guest ColumnAdjusting backRoger and Diana Pomeroy spent 38 years as missionaries in Pakistan and returned to Wales for retirement in May 2006. How are you adjusting back to life in the UK? This is the most frequently asked question we face. In fact this was the question the editor put to me in soliciting…

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Guest Column – Ponder your privileges

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January 2008
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Guest Column – Ponder your privileges

Ponder your privilegesThe beginning of a new year is a good time for Christians to remember who they are and whom they serve. Too easily we allow the sheer busyness of life, the weight of responsibilities and the 'day of small things', to dull our minds and hearts. We forget just how privileged, blessed…

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Guest Column – It was for us … Ian Hamilton
Guest Column – Spirituality: up or down?

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October 2007
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Guest Column – Spirituality: up or down?

 Guest Column Spirituality: up or down? David F. Wells Today we have a choice between two kinds of spirituality. One starts from 'below' and the other starts from 'above'. One sees saving spirituality as natural to the self. The other sees it as given to the self. One starts with human experience, the other with divine revelation.…

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