Jonah #2

‘Jonah’ is a new 9-week devotional series.  Each week we’ll be studying a section of the book of Jonah and sharing some insights with you.  We hope this series encourages you and helps you to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus (2 Peter 3:18). Jonah 1:4-9 4 Then the Lord sent a…

Review: ‘Arrival’

Warning:  This article contains spoilers for the film ‘Arrival’ (2016). Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is a poignant and visually beautiful sci-fi film which indirectly asks a deep philosophical question: should God have created the world knowing it would contain such agonising suffering? The problem of suffering is sometimes offered as proof that no God…

Jonah #1

‘Jonah’ is a new 9-week devotional series.  Each week we’ll be studying a section of the book of Jonah and sharing some insights with you.  We hope this series encourages you and helps you to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus (2 Peter 3:18).  Jonah 1:1-3 (1) “The word of the…

Top Seven – January 2018

Seven of the best articles we’ve come across in the last couple of weeks. Tim Keller – ‘Can Evangelicalism Survive Donald Trump and Roy Moore?‘ –  The New Yorker. An excellent and timely article by Tim Keller on the future prospects of Evangelicalism. ___ Charles Moore – ‘Are We Morally Better Than Our Ancestors?‘ –…

Is Your Worldview Hindering Your Evangelism?

Despite some positive qualities, postmodernism and secularism pose significant challenges to Christianity. And a postmodern worldview doesn’t just affect non-Christians but followers of Jesus as well.  I came across an interview from Wretched.org which highlighted some of the obstacles facing Christian evangelists in today’s postmodern culture. Below is part of the interview between the Todd Friel…

Spotlight #2

Spotlight is our monthly focus on prayer.  This month we’re profiling the Christmas appeals of two mission organisations:  Samaritan’s Purse and Tearfund. Samaritan’s Purse First up is the long-running ‘Operation Christmas Child,’ an initiative of Samaritan’s Purse (also known as the ‘Shoebox Appeal’).  The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to show God’s love in a…

Review of ‘Promises Kept’

|Barry Dysert| Most Christians, I suspect, will be interested in learning about biblical promises, especially since God’s promises are guaranteed to come true. By studying these promises we gain reassurance of God’s future commitments as we see how He has kept the commitments that have already come to pass. In short, it’s a faith-building exercise. …

The Decline of Culture could be a Golden Opportunity

There is a growing consensus that the West is in a period of steep moral and cultural decline. By casting off the shackles of morality, secular humanism has not delivered on the freedom and peace that it once promised. And we are dealing with the legacy of that failure today.  Four out of every ten marriages…

Top Seven – December 2017

Seven of the best articles we’ve come across in the last couple of weeks: Marshall Segal– ‘Why Do You Have A Phone?’ – Desiring God. “Our phones used to be a means to relationship, a means to work, a means to ministry. The iPhone suddenly made the means an end — or perhaps better, a means to me.” — CT – ‘How…

When You Don’t ‘Feel’ Like A Christian

|Kayla Lynn| Sometimes I don’t act very “Christian.” At times, I think it’s because of my background (being a Christian in a non-Christian home is an adventure in itself). Some days, I wonder why I succumb to temptation so readily, as though I’m hardly trying to resist it. “For we know that the law is…

‘Gospel Witness’ – Dr Joseph Boot

How should we think about Christian apologetics in a society where people are encouraged to discover, determine, and live their own truth? Christian apologist Joseph Boot explains that Christ-centred gospel witness is about getting to the heart of a person, because the root of unbelief is a heart condition, not a lack of evidence or convincing…

The Book of Matthew

‘Logos’ (meaning ‘word’ in Greek) helps you to get the most out of the Bible.  We share the best resources from across the online world to enable you go deeper in your personal study of God’s Word.   The Bible Project (www.thebibleproject.com) is a small creative studio based in Portland, USA, which creates short animated videos…