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Posts from June 2019

Coping with Failures in Christian Leaders

In last week’s column I commented on the frailties of secular leaders and encouraged us not to look to anyone but Jesus for real and lasting salvation.  But church leaders are also, sadly, often just as weak and frail, as shown by the stories of heresy and ‘spiritual abuse’ that have hit the headlines this week.  The latter story hit Judy and…

Leadership… and the one leader we can truly trust

Over the last couple of weeks the media has been full of stories about the Conservative party’s search for a new leader, and a new prime minister.  It hasn’t always been edifying, and there is a good deal more of it to come yet, but finding the right leader is so important. Our country, like every other, needs a leader of vision…

A thought for Trinity Sunday- and Father’s Day!

This Sunday is Father’s Day, so all the men at church on Sunday will be given a bar of chocolate to celebrate.  The Bible puts huge significance on the role of fathers in bringing up their children in the fear of the Lord, teaching them the truth, disciplining them when needed and training them for life.  We’ll hear something of that role…

The Spirit-Empowered Life of the People of God

Jesus said to them, “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  Acts 1: 7-8 In my glove…

Standing with and for Jesus…

Over the last few years I have noticed that when tragedy strikes, people have been quick to identify with the victims as a way of standing with them in solidarity against evil and for freedom.  So after the Paris terrorist attacks a few years back, the phrase “je suis Charlie” was everywhere.  As ISIS routed the Christians out of Iraq, many on…