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Posted 20 hours 52 min ago

In 1998, while attending Bridge Street Pentecostal Church in Leeds, a member called CR told me of a prophecy given by a church member in the 1960s. Now before I go on, I ought to explain what I believe about prophecy. When you discover my views are at odds with yours, you’ll probably stop reading, but hey, that’s the risk a blogger takes. 

Posted 1 day 20 hours ago

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

Posted 2 days 19 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 3 days 20 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 4 days 20 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 6 days 4 hours ago

Posted 6 days 14 hours 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 1 week 21 hours ago

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

Posted 1 week 21 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.