Monthly Archives: April 2015

Against the grain

The universe is an immense, potentially frightening place. For our earliest ancestors it must also have been a bewildering one. But then, by observation of the sun, moon and stars, they began to recognise patterns. They were able to predict … Continue reading

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The saint

Psalm 15 “LORD, who may dwell in Your sacred tent? Who may live on Your holy mountain?” (verse 1) The matter under consideration is not how we can approach God in the first place (because He rejects no-one) but what … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: Spiritual gifts

I Peter 4:10,11 All Christians have special, individual spiritual gifts. These are supernatural abilities, given by God; but the responsibility for using them rests with us. We are accountable to God for how we use what He has given to … Continue reading

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The atheist

Psalm 14 “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” (verse 1) The label ‘atheist’ is borne proudly by people such as Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens. Yet there are many more individuals who, though they … Continue reading

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A moral compass

A certain schoolteacher once “had a bit of a moral dilemma to deal with.” So he wrote a blog, posing the question: “How do we, and how should we, define what is right or wrong, acceptable or unacceptable???” How indeed. His answer was … Continue reading

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At all times…

Worship “! will extol the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” (Psalm 34:1) There are times when praise comes naturally to our lips: when we hear good news, when we receive answers to prayer, … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: The coming judgement

I Peter 4:5-9 When ridiculed for taking sin so seriously, we need to remind ourselves just how serious a matter it is. The judgement of God awaits every single individual on this planet; and death is no escape. And we … Continue reading

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