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February 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Depression: a wimp of a word

William Styron was an award-winning US novelist, who is most well-known for Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner. I haven’t read these. To me, he is the man who wrote lucidly about his depressive illness in his short book Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness. Based on an ancient Greek theory of…

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July 2015
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Serving God and multiple sclerosis

Having an active role serving God within the local church or on the mission field is surely the most fulfilling task a Christian can ever be engaged in. Despite the disappointments that Christian service can bring, being involved in building Christ’s kingdom must rate as the most privileged occupation on this earth. When circumstances…

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Reviews > Book

Visit the Sick: Ministering God’s Grace in Times of Illness

This is a most valuable little book. As far as I am aware there is no other publication like it and all pastors and elders, in particular, will benefit greatly from it. I wonder, too, whether those preparing for ministry in college are ever given the sort of helpful advice which it contains. Beginning…

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Reviews > Book

The Dawn of Heaven Breaks: Anticipating Eternity

How often do you think about heaven? Eternity is an enduring reality for the believer but, because we love life and our earthly existence, we seldom take time to meditate on heaven. Yet we must! This book by Sharon James helps us anticipate eternity and encourages us to tune our hearts to that blessed…

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