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“Repent and Believe…”

The word “Repent” has a claim to being one of those words that changed the world. It was on seeing the difference between the Latin Penitentia and the Greek Metanoia that Martin Luther came to faith. The Latin had come … Continue reading

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Designing your world: Lesson 1

“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and believing is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.” – Titus 1:15 God has a different way of approaching problems to the world. … Continue reading

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Taking it easy… or not?

Cats seem naturally good at taking it easy. Well, I’m not so far behind myself. In fact, the question “How can I deny myself for the good of someone else?” isn’t a question that automatically pops into my head. I’d … Continue reading

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“We don’t do funerals… we’re into midwifery”

Among the astonishing sayings of Jesus, comes this one: “Let the dead bury their own dead.” He said it in response to a man who was wavering about following him. The guy said: “First let me bury my father.” Either … Continue reading

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Techniques for dealing with horrible people (no.94)

I find it interesting to notice how Jesus dealt with folk that other people would dub “unpleasant.” Take Zaccheus (Luke 19) as a case-study. Even today, to describe yourself at a party thus: “Well, I work for the Inland Revenue,” … Continue reading

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Is your milestone a millstone?

Sometimes we put so much emphasis on passing certain marker points that we forget that that’s all they are… markers. They are not the journey itself Take the idea of conversion in an evangelical context. The word shub is the … Continue reading

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