Good News for Women? – Sarah Hill
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Good News for Women? – Sarah Hill

What impact has the spread of Christianity had on the position of women in society over the last two thousand years? A big question to ponder, and of course any answer (or answers) we might arrive at will be multi-faceted. In general terms, much will depend upon the particular era and the particular society we...

Significant Christian women in European History – David Watts
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Significant Christian women in European History – David Watts

There are many inspiring records of Christian women from the Reformation era onwards. But that period is only one quarter of Church history so far. Prior to the 16th Century reformation, Christian believers were members of the Early – and later – the Mediaeval (Western) and Eastern-Orthodox Churches. We should not allow our Protestant sensibilities...

Revelation in the Sky – Martin Haywood
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Revelation in the Sky – Martin Haywood

The ancient Book of Psalms affirms God’s self- disclosure to the entire human race (Psalm 19:1-4a). The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is...

Simon’s Scrawl – Winter 2021
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Simon’s Scrawl – Winter 2021

  ‘Silent night, holy night’ is a favourite carol, but silence should be the last thing you associate with Christmas – the tearing of wrapping paper, the whoops of delight (or dismay) as contents are discovered, not to mention the shrieks from the kitchen when it all goes wrong! It wasn’t very silent that first...

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UNIVERSE – review of the TV series – Andrea McConchie & David Watts
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UNIVERSE – review of the TV series – Andrea McConchie & David Watts

From a Christian perspective, the domain of science is the exploration of the secondary causes established by God in creation. Science, as such, can neither prove nor deny the existence of God, the eternal Prime cause. Scientists as normal human beings, however, usually do either affirm or – simply by default – deny God’s existence....

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Faith – It’s Always Been a Matter of Trust – Julie Brierley
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Faith – It’s Always Been a Matter of Trust – Julie Brierley

Who does not want to live in the Kingdom of Heaven where there is eternal life of peace, love and prosperity? A life free from pain, sorrow and disease. A heavenly place where everyone is equal and brothers and sisters to each other, living together with our Father, a loving caring God who promises us...

September 6, 2021September 6, 2021by
Faith is spelled R.I.S.K. – John Piper
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Faith is spelled R.I.S.K. – John Piper

Take a risk and you can lose money, lose face, lose your health or even your life. You may endanger others too. Will a wise and loving person, then, ever take a risk? It depends. Of course you can throw your life away in a hundred sinful, wasteful ways. But losing your life is not...

September 6, 2021September 6, 2021by
My Rock, My Refuge – Wendy Watts
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My Rock, My Refuge – Wendy Watts

  Timothy Keller is a New York pastor and author of many books; notably the best-seller: The Reason for God. He and his wife wrote the final draft of this devotional book based on the Psalms while staying in the English Lake District. He reminds us that the Psalms were the divinely inspired hymnbook for...

Anxiety – Living Well in a Broken World – Philippa Howsley
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Anxiety – Living Well in a Broken World – Philippa Howsley

  We all feel anxious at times, and many of us are currently feeling more anxious than usual. Anxiety is often viewed as a negative emotion that should be avoided. However, anxiety is an essential and often beneficial emotion that we all experience in response to situations that we think might be threatening or dangerous....

Prediction in Science & Biblical Prophecy – David Watts
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Prediction in Science & Biblical Prophecy – David Watts

The Higgs boson is an elementary particle far smaller than atoms and molecules. For years it was like the missing piece in a jigsaw puzzle. In 1964 Peter Higgs predicted its existence but it was not observed until 2012 at the European science research station in Geneva, after much experimental searching. Such predictions in science...