A book that’s still sells well 65 years after the author’s death must be good – and it is. Frank Morison’s best-selling ‘whodunnit’, Who Moved the Stone? first appeared in 1930 – and it’s still a page-turner. ...Who really dunnit? Who did move the stone? Morison’s book proposes a remarkable solution...
Source: Dear Church . I am struggling with porn. Will you help me ? This is a brave article about a serious issue. Read the blog, pray about it, and support Claire in her campaign to put the problem on the church's agenda.
INTERCESSORS WANTED Hours of Work: Unlimited Remuneration and Benefits: None Age and Experience: No limits References: Not required Must care, must listen, must observe. Who’d be an intercessor? It’s not a role that brings recognition or reward. It doesn’t come with an official title or office. The work is carried out in private – in … Continue reading Intercessors wanted
The Christian faith is built on history, so we need to be sure that its history is true. It matters that Christians can trust the four Gospels. But can we? It’s not the kind of question we can brush aside with glib, fundamentalist answers – not if we want the world to take us seriously. … Continue reading Gospel truth
A car slows to join the back of a line of traffic as the column speeds up, slows again, then begins merging with other vehicles at a junction. The junction clears, and the driver accelerates. Crash! He assumed that the car in front would keep moving, but... A commonplace accident like that usually results in … Continue reading Life on a pinhead
My friend’s student son wasn’t sure about a compliment he’d been given – “They said I’m gentle”, he complained, “but that doesn’t sound very manly”. Oh but it is – Would you apply the word “gentle” to a goldfish? Or a hamster? Or a tortoise? No! We reserve the word for things that have the … Continue reading Gentlemen please!
“I really ought to give more time to prayer.” “I should be reading the Bible more.” When I hear people expressing these sentiments I often have mixed feelings about what they’re saying. I’m not suggesting that they have no need to pray, or read the Bible, or whatever exercise of faith they aspire to. But … Continue reading Happy Holy Habits
“I can’t say that I’ve ever heard God speaking to me.” The comment came from a lady who has been a sincere, and committed church-goer for many years – and not just on a casual basis. She is serious about her faith. So this was not a time for shooting her down and saying “of … Continue reading Hearing God
In the Beginning – there was no Beginning Something was already there. It was not the Beginning but the continuation of a pre-existence “Big Bang” does not compute. The sums run to infinity - a mathematical term for “I don’t know!” But our universe, now huge, was once small; A window about to open; A bud … Continue reading No Beginning
C S Lewis, one of the 20th century’s leading spokesmen for Christianity, wrote many bestsellers, including the ‘Narnia’ children’s stories. Both his life story and his books were turned into films. He died almost 60 years ago, but he was still alive when I first started reading his books. I never met him face-to-face, but … Continue reading Authentic Gospels