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Posted 6 hours 37 min ago

As the wicked are hurt by the best things, so the godly are bettered by the worst.

Posted 1 day 4 hours ago

The Romans must have seemed unstoppable in their day. From the deserts of Arabia to the mists of Scotland, on and on they marched. Even the Biblical prophet Daniel, foreseeing their rise, wrote:

Posted 2 days 6 hours ago

Let no one doubt the power of the wind. Trees felled, towns battered, woodlands bereft of leaves and branches. Yesterday, even the sun was obscured, as the hurricane blew over a blanket of Saharan dust, turning our star orange and our skies a dull red.  

Posted 3 days 6 hours ago

The rich, vocal tones of Jonny Cash have this week been heard in my home. One of my favourites is Angel Band. The words are rather lovely, and talk about angels carrying home the weary Christian to heaven at life’s end. Here they are:

My latest sun is sinking fast,

My race is nearly run;

My strongest trials now are past,

My triumph is begun. 



Oh, come, Angel Band,

Come and around me stand;

Oh, bear me away on your snowy wings

To my eternal home;

Posted 4 days 14 hours ago

Posted 5 days 19 min ago

Around twenty of us attended a performance of Luv Esther, written by Ray Goudie and Murray Watts, at Clitheroe’s The Grand, last night. I thought it was a stunningly good show, despite sitting two rows behind the world’s tallest man. A musical, it made superb use of video and lighting, and the songs alternated between rock, pop and rap.

Posted 6 days 6 hours ago

The Bible is a remarkable fountain: the more one draws and drinks of it, the more it stimulates thirst.

Posted 6 days 6 hours ago

A pastor described to me a Churches Together meeting he attended a while back. He was explaining to the group how his church was reaching out and wished to present the gospel that more people might be converted to Christ.

Before he had finished, the local archdeacon asked if could ask a question of everyone else in the room: ‘Who else here is uncomfortable talking about ‘converting’ people’? Over half the hands went up.

The pastor did not attend another meeting.

Posted 1 week 6 hours ago

A simple layman armed with Scripture is greater than the mightiest pope without it.