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Posted 9 min 33 sec ago

Grace and glory differ very little; the one is the seed, the other is the flower; grace is glory militant, glory is grace triumphant.

—Thomas Brooks 

Posted 2 days 13 hours ago

Last week I met the Chief Whip. To the uninformed or those from foreign lands, this sounds like some disciplinary equipment from a former age. In fact, it is a senior post within the British Government whose occupant officially resides at Number 9, Downing Street. The government consists of the party in the Commons which can outvote all the others. But what if MPs vote according to their own beliefs rather than the wishes of the Prime Minister? The Chief Whip, along with his team of Whips, is tasked with persuading backbenchers to tow the party line. He is the Prime Minister’s ‘enforcer’.

Posted 3 days 13 hours ago

Posted 6 days 12 hours ago

It will be my pleasure this morning to welcome into fellowship three new church members. I recall, as a teenager, arguing with my pastor and youth leader about membership, impetuously demanding to know which chapter and verse said Christians should ‘become members’. Of course, no such verse exists. So why do we make people members?

Posted 1 week 8 hours ago

I had a wander about Blackburn last week. The town stank of spiritual death.

I came across a new building belonging to the Spiritualist Church. This organisation claims to contact spirits of the dead. I believe it communes instead with evil spirits. The place reeks of spiritual death.

Posted 1 week 1 day ago

Could this be one of the most beautiful videos of evangelism you’ve ever seen? Tears welled up in my eyes while watching it: 

For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:

 “The Deliverer will come out of Zion,