Are you desperate?

All true spiritual leadership has its root in desperation. - John PiperIt is my assertion that this statement is true not just of spiritual leadership but of the spiritual life. Are you desperate?If not I do not believe you have understood the world in which we live, the evils which we see daily on our TV sets, and most important of all the raging monsters that dwell within us.How often do we feel like we are about to be found out as a fraud? How often do words or actions 'slip out' we … [Read more...]

Bible teacher Derek Prince dies at 88

Two giants of the church have died this week. Names that we are all familiar with are no more. Like Kenneth Hagin Derek Prince was also no stranger to controversy but it is probably right at this stage simply to remember his life and all that was accomplished through it. Where theological differences exist within the church, we are all one and the death of a man like this effects the whole church. … [Read more...]

More on the most powerful smiles in the world

Take a look at 3D Ultrasound pictures of babies in the womb that are making pro-abortionists very angry!Michelle Malkin: The most powerful smiles in the world: "Karpf, Brodie and their deathmates are enraged that Dr. Campbell is so gleefully showing the world that the vibrant life inside a mother's womb is much more than inanimate and disembodied material. How dare anyone suggest that the booming business of 'terminations' is tantamount to mass murder?........ When General Electric began … [Read more...]

Faith healer dies

Kenneth E. Hagin who started preaching at age 17 and grew his congregation into an international ministry, died Friday morning at age 86.His controversial faith teachings affected the church greatly as Christianity Today explains. But our thoughts surely must go to his widow and family. … [Read more...]

Songs of praise with a difference!

Songs Of Praise on BBC 1 gets the newfrontiers treatment on Sunday 5th October. Simon Virgo will be interviewed with comments from Terry and Wendy. The BBC wanted to do a programme featuring 'Prodigals' and Simon agreed to appear on the show to tell his story. This programme may show church in a rather different light to what you have experienced before! … [Read more...]

Doctors shocked by prison sentence

Doctors shocked by prison sentence: Whilst mistakes are inexcusible, it seems to me that this does nothing to entice me back into working for the NHS. I was lucky never to have knowingly directly caused a death whilst working as a doctor. That is not to say I never made mistakes that I nor no one else picked up. I certainly had potential mistakes corrected by pharmacists. I wonder how much sleep this doctor had in the weeks leading up to this tradegy?It is astonishing that systems have not … [Read more...]

Go forth and multiply

After the baby boom of the 1950s, Europe has suffered a baby bust......the European Union years will see in the next half-century an extra 40 million people aged over 60 and an absolute reduction of 40 million in those aged 15-60.Europe will either need mass imigration or an upsurge in children born to cope with its aging population of baby boomers. With four young kids I guess I am doing my part! … [Read more...]

No room in the church: archbishop finds himself cast out by evangelicals

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | No room in the church: archbishop finds himself cast out by evangelicals: "Evangelicals, founding their belief on biblical revelation and personal conversion, form the most dynamic and growing element of the CofE and some are rejecting the leadership of their bishops and archbishops. In the 1950s, 7% of worshippers counted themselves as evangelicals, now the figure is 40% and that stretches to 60% of ordinands in training. Although by no means all feel this … [Read more...]

Joshua Claybourn's political wisdom

Joshua Claybourn's at it being wise again! These rules for political Christians are great. I wish more followd them....!"God does not belong to your party: No country, no political party, no political ideology can own Him. He's the boss.The ends do not justify the means: Stuffing ballot boxes, shredding public documents, etc. are wrong, and most people would agree to that. Sometimes, though, politically active folks seem to think it's okay if it's for a greater good. Not quite.Faith … [Read more...]

Just say no to secular fundementalism

This article made my blood boil! I wish we did 'do God' a lot more than we do! Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Just say no to abstinence: "As Alastair Campbell memorably remarked: over here we don't do God. We don't do God at all. This must be the most valuable distinction still extant between us and America, that we have yet to fall back on bogus concepts of morality to explain why some teens sleep around and shoplift, and some don't. Sorry if that sounds like triumphalism, but, God knows, … [Read more...]