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A Biblical Journey through Jordan (10)

Machaerus (Luke 3:19,20) This remote fortress on the shore of the Dead Sea was rebuilt by Herod the Great to guard his territories east of the Jordan. It was also a palace and a prison, and it was here that … Continue reading

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Link of the Month: Lent

I’m not an observer of Lent myself (other than making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday). But Christians of all traditions share a desire to become more holy, and many and varied are the resolutions we make and the methods we employ … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: Liturgy of the Ordinary

(Some thoughts inspired by reading ‘Liturgy of the Ordinary’, by Tish Harrison Warren) Whether we are aware of it or not, we are creatures of habit. Repetition wears grooves, and our lives get preferentially directed along them. This is not … Continue reading

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Moving house

Generations ago, it was unusual to move very far away from where you were born. My mother died recently, at the house where she had lived for over sixty years, less than ten miles from her birthplace. But times have … Continue reading

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Under the scanner

When I first qualified as a doctor (nearly forty years ago), the treatment of cancer was somewhat hit-and-miss. If you found a breast lump, the surgeon would carry out a mastectomy – and that was all the treatment you had. … Continue reading

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Holiness

For all of us who take our discipleship seriously, sooner or later comes the frustrating realisation that we are not – and cannot be – as holy as we think we ought to be. The promises of Scripture (and the … Continue reading

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Siren voices

One of the more positive aspects of admitting that you have some form of cancer is how friends rally round to support you and pray for you. So many have encouraging things to say, such as anecdotes of long-term survival. … Continue reading

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