Jonathan Master
There are many model prayers in the Bible. The most famous is The Lord's Prayer, recorded for us in Matthew and Luke; but there are others besides. Recently, Mark Johnston has turned our attention to the prayer of Daniel, or, more specifically, to the prayer life of Daniel. Both Daniel...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
There are few places in Scripture where we are given deeper insight into the anatomy of a life of prayer than in the book of Daniel. The well-known words of the old children's chorus, 'Daniel was a man of prayer' could not be more apt! This great man who was so greatly used for such...Continue reading.
David Garner
Understanding the relationship between the Kingdom of God and the Church has proven to be a perennial interpretive challenge. Jesus infrequently speaks of the "Church" and instead preaches the Kingdom of God/Heaven. The epistles, on the other hand, dwell on the Church...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
We live in a time of loneliness. It is not because we are isolated. Most people live within a short drive of a city, and those who don't can easily connect with others over the phone or the internet. And yet there is a sense that our technological connection has made use less connected in...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
It's the kind of question a child so often asks, but also the question that adults find so hard to answer; then again, it's the question that pastors most dread facing. When someone has died and there is no indication they were ever converted, where do they go when they leave this world...Continue reading.
David Hall
One of the things that is clear from the Beatitudes is that they cannot be practiced in total isolation. Evidently, the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount were not designed primarily for monastic living. You cannot be meek or merciful alone. It is impossible to follow those norms of the Kingdom...Continue reading.
Jonathan Master
Have you ever looked back at your life or your ministry? How does it appear to you - as a success, or as a failure? In the last chapter of Micah, we see Micah reflect on the entirety of his ministry in Judah. Micah overlapped with three kings, one of whom was lukewarm; one of whom was very wicked;...Continue reading.
Mark Johnston
They are the unsung heroes of the 21st Century - an entire army of family members, friends and neighbours who just want to help. They are the 'Carers'. Some care for disabled children and adults, others for those whose lives have been shattered through accident, war or addiction, for...Continue reading.
David Garner
Since the events recorded in the third chapter of the Bible, a subtle and dangerous impetus frequently rebounds in the church to doubt God's Word, to add to God's Word, to compartmentalize God's Word in a way that limits its relevance only to the topics we choose. "Did God...Continue reading.

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