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Posted 21 hours 14 min ago

Below is one of my favourite videos. It shows a fox jumping on a bed. Why it’s in someone’s bedroom, I know not. It mistakes the white bedclothes for snow. After all, snow is white, the bed is white, so the bed must be covered in snow. The fox has applied logic, but it’s still wrong. I don't understand every aspect of the Bible, nor can I comprehend the mind of God. My opinions, though seemingly logical, are often formed by my ignorance and false assumptions.

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Donald Trump has caused another commotion: 

The Arab League called it "a dangerous measure that would have repercussions".

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh called it “conspiracy”.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the decision was "irresponsible."

Posted 4 days 21 hours ago

It would seem that the vicar of Barnoldswick, with fellow clerics, was tempted like Ahab by the pleasant looking land belonging to another:

Posted 5 days 23 hours ago

A fortnight ago, I preached at Ainsdale Evangelical Church in leafy Southport. I don’t know it very well around there, but the map places it close-by the even leafier golf courses and mansions of Formby. My satnav led me across a single track lane, like a raised causeway across west Lancashire’s fertile plains, to get there. A pleasant journey it was, but the destination was even pleasanter.

Posted 6 days 8 hours ago

By Paul Hayden

The Christian life is full of surprises. The biggest one of all is right at the beginning. On December 25th 1977, when I prayed, “God, if you exist, let me know,” I got the biggest surprise of my life when He actually answered, not by an audible voice, but by a quickening in my heart.

 John Wesley talked about his heart being “strangely warmed,” and I have heard many other testimonies from people to whom this has happened, and who least expected it at the time. Being transformed from darkness to light, is the biggest surprise you’re ever going to get.

Posted 6 days 23 hours ago

At last week’s Bible study, we sang twice an old hymn called Daniel’s Band. I’ll confess the tune wasn’t as catchy as I’d hoped, but the words were powerful and fit nicely with our study of Daniel 3: 

Standing by a purpose true,

Heeding God’s command,

Honour them, the faithful few!

All hail to Daniel’s band!


Refrain:

Dare to be a Daniel,

Dare to stand alone!

Dare to have a purpose firm!

Dare to make it known.

Posted 1 week 8 hours ago

I had rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.

Thomas Lye