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All articles & reviews tagged with christian-life

Review

November 2021
Reviews > Book

Helping the Suffering: Autobiographical reflections on supporting those in pain

This is a short and practical book, useful to anyone who has ever wondered if there is more they can do to support their friends who are suffering. The first part outlines some of the acute sufferings which the authors have experienced, and they include things that were (or were not!) helpful to them…

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Article

September 2021
Articles

A walk with Mr O: More about our hidden life

Mr O, we’ve talked about church membership, Bible reading, meditation, and cultivating a spirit of prayer. And you were very plain last time. You told me that where there is no spirit of prayer there is no true Christianity. I didn’t put it quite like that. But, yes, that is what I believe. So,…

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Article

May 2021
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

A walk with Mr O (2) How important is daily Bible reading?

Mr O, last time we went for a walk together, you took me a bit by surprise. Oh yes? Why was that? Well, I asked you what has helped you most in your Christian life, and you said it was being an active member of a biblical church. But I’ve asked the same question…

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Review

November 2020
Reviews > Book

Training: How Do I Grow As a Christian?

Training is one of a series of titles that focuses on the unchurched. It is aimed at a new Christian and is very helpful for anyone young in the faith from whatever background. As the introduction says, the theme is about ‘training for godliness’, and the topics covered are: discipleship, the Bible, prayer, worship,…

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Review

July 2019
Reviews > Book

The Message of Discipleship: Authentic Followers Of Jesus In Today’s World (Bible Speaks Today Themes)

Discipleship is a vast theme, including virtually the whole life of the believer. The author is surely right when he rejects the idea of there being two classes of Christian, the believer and the disciple. We are all called to full-orbed discipleship. He breaks down his material into three sections: the foundation, the resources…

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March 2019
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A Face Like A Flint

The title is inspired by Mark 10:32, where Jesus’ disciples were awestruck by the single-minded manner in which he made his way toward Jerusalem. Jeremy Walker describes movingly how the Lord Jesus recognised and embraced his identity as the Son of Man (Daniel 7). He knew and understood the Old Testament Scriptures which foretold…

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News

January 2019
News > Guest Column

GUEST COLUMN: Healthy Christianity: Fellowship with God in the Whole of Life

Last month we began considering the whole issue of balance in the Christian life. We are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart and soul and strength and mind. This means that the truth of God’s Word, under the blessing of God’s Spirit, needs to be grasped by the mind,…

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