July 31, 2020

A very difficult childhood. Bereaved of her father at the age of nine. Taken into care. A teenage rebel. Bereaved again of her beloved sister when a young mum. Ten years of severe chronic pain due to a degenerative back condition requring multiple operations. Damaged beyond repair?  Lost her faith? Absolutely not! Watch this interview and prepare to be inspired as you face your own emotional challenges. Ici Butcher, founder of Uniquely Designed Counselling has walked her journey with grace, honesty, hope,… Read more

July 26, 2020

Sometimes we get frustrated because God is not answering our prayers the way we want him to. He hasn’t provided exactly what we asked for. Maybe we have not been healed. We are suffering and we cannot understand why he would leave us in this situation. We want him to do what we want him to do. But he wants us to do what he wants us to do. Whoose way will prevail? Your way? My way? Or Jesus’ way?… Read more

July 18, 2020

Packer and rest are not two words that really go together. His tireless work over decades had a huge impact on the Christian Church for good. His name rightly belongs in a  select group who were used under God to revitalise the evangelical wing of the church in the latter half of the 20th Century. J.I Packer, John Stott, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Billy Graham and a handful of others formed a kind of yardstick of what it meant to be an… Read more

July 16, 2020

‍ “Oxford vaccine causes double defence against COVID-19” was the overnight breaking news in the Telegraph. This could be the beginning of the end for COVID-19. Rather unusually there has been an unofficial leak from a “senior source” concerning the initial results of the Oxford Vaccine study. Astra-Zeneca shares have soared even though they are in a non-profit arrangement with Oxford University over this vaccine. Of course I am not in a position to confirm or deny this leak. But… Read more

July 7, 2020

I hope you like the new look round here. I hope you are not too disturbed that I am looking back at you from the top of this page! There is also a nice four hands icon, reflecting the image of four hands to represent diversity and mutual support. We have also tidied up the menu navigation so it should be much easier for you to navigate your way round and get an introduction to who and what this site… Read more

June 23, 2020

I have not said much personally about the current movement sweeping the globe sparked by the evil racist murder of George Floyd.   But on Facebook I have been sharing some voices of some of my friends and some from public figures.  I thought I would collate these here  so those who are either not on Facebook or didn’t see them can see them here, and so they would be in one place to make it easier to look at… Read more

June 22, 2020

Join me as I interview leading Christian thinker and author Prof John Lennox. What does human and artificial intelligence tell us about the existance of God and our place in the universe? We mention Dr. Jordan B. Peterson several times during this discussion as well as Timothy Keller. Few people are really challenging the roots of our defective modern culture more than Peterson, Keller, and Lennox. The goal is to stimulate people to really think. This video is not hard… Read more

June 20, 2020

Perhaps one of the most stimulating and deep thinkers in the world today is Jordan Peterson. These two video clips come from one of his most challenging full length videos ever. It is part of a playlist with two other videos on his belief in God. I embed the playlist at the end of this post. When asked a question Peterson will often answer “I have spent years thinking about that”. Not for him a trite careless answer. He is at the… Read more

June 12, 2020

A popular old Indian hymn, which has also been adapted and set to modern music, declares: I have decided to follow Jesus No turning back, no turning back. The cross before me, the world behind me No turning back, no turning back. These words were originally spoken by the first Christian from a remote village in India. They were his reply when he was asked to deny his faith or else be executed with his whole family. His heartfelt conviction… Read more

June 12, 2020

This morning we heard that the UK economy shrank by 20% in April. The human cost is astronomical. And churches are reaching out to meet that need. Both physically with huge numbers of people depending on food banks staffed and run mostly by churches. But people are also looking to the church for spiritual needs too. 70% of churches have seen growth in attendance since the lockdown as online services attract people who have never stepped foot inside a church…. Read more

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