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May 2021
Articles > Biblical/theological

The Christian’s joy

We are living in a day in which, admittedly, it is hard not to be pessimistic about the prospects for the church. Bad things are happening in the life of the nations. Bad things are happening in the lives of Christians and their churches. It is hard to be joyous and upbeat, isn’t it?…

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May 2020
Articles > Guest column

Hope in difficult days

As the Prime Minister’s press conference ended, it was clear that life was going to be very different for the next few weeks, possibly months, possibly longer. Severe social distancing measures were announced in the next attempt to combat COVID-19. It was not long before my phone began to ring, text messages, emails looking…

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December 2018
Articles > Evangelistic

Facing the future

Mary’s hopes and dreams for her firstborn son were overshadowed by prophecy, but she never forgot who held the future for Jesus. Last year I wrote about the difficulties facing childless parents at Christmas, when everything seems to focus on ‘family’. This year we will be celebrating our own family ‘miracle’: a son finally…

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October 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

En-gedi

When David was fleeing from King Saul, ‘he went ... and dwelt in the strongholds of En-gedi’ (1 Samuel 23:29). The Song of Solomon 1:14 reads: ‘My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of En-gedi’. En-gedi is a beautiful oasis, half-way along the Israeli side of the Dead…

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October 2002
Articles > Biblical/theological

Seven sayings from the cross – the promise of paradise

The Lord’s first word from the cross concerned forgiveness (Luke 23:34). The second saying is also found in Luke’s account of the passion of Christ, and it concerns one who became a forgiven sinner. In Luke 23:43 Jesus says to one of the thieves crucified alongside him: ‘Assuredly, I say to you, today you…

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September 1999
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

A Generation without Fear

When you kill others and then kill yourself it is plain you have no fear of God. The idea that all accountability can be avoided by suicide reveals there is no knowledge of a holy and just God who can cast both body and soul into hell (Matthew 10:28). The two teenagers in Colorado…

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