From the monthly archives:

August 2012

Poem of the day

by Richard on August 28, 2012

The Holy Box
The Bible had been rolled away,
The Holy Name of Jesus lay
Like crumpled linen on the floor.
A stranger stood beside the door.
“You will not find him here,” he said
“This is the dwelling of the dead.
You put him in a holy box
But he has shattered all your locks.
By Christ or any other name
The shape of [...]


Hymn of the day

by Richard on August 26, 2012

Let earth and heaven agree,
Angels and men be joined,
To celebrate with me
The Saviour of mankind;
To adore the all-atoning Lamb,
And bless the sound of Jesu’s name.
Jesus, transporting sound!
The joy of earth and heaven;
No other help is found,
No other name is given,
By which we can salvation have;
But Jesus came the world to save.
Jesus, harmonious name!
It charms the [...]


Bishop Alan Out4Marriage

by Richard on August 24, 2012


Todd Bentley banned from the UK

by Richard on August 23, 2012

From the Telegraph
Todd Bentley, who is based in the US and founded the revivalist organisation Fresh Fire USA, had planned to hold a string of meetings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
He is currently in Norway for an event called Miracles, Signs and Wonders.
However, Mr Bentley has been told he was “not conducive to the [...]


Riot in the Temple

by Kim on August 22, 2012

Long ago and far away, there was a country in which there was a corrupt collusion between church and state. The local ruler, autocratic and wealthy, a representative of empire, used religion to legitimate his authority, and he was notorious for his swift and cruel suppression of dissent. The high priest and his [...]


Hymn of the day

by Richard on August 19, 2012

I’ve been away. Now I’m back. We’ll catch up properly later. For now, here’s a little Wesley…
My God, I am thine,
What a comfort divine,
What a blessing to know that my Jesus is mine!
In the heavenly Lamb
Thrice happy I am,
And my heart it doth dance at the sound of his name.
True pleasures abound
In the rapturous sound;
And [...]


At Caesarea Philippi, he had just been telling them, for the first time, about his suffering and death. Peter didn’t take too kindly to the news. In silent consent, Jesus affirmed Peter’s confession “You are the Messiah!”, but the mum Messiah quickly became the mad Messiah after Peter rebuked him for all his [...]


Ten clichés Christians should never use

by Kim on August 3, 2012

Christian Piatt, writing in today’s Church Times. These are the clichés; Piatt offers some commentary too.
1. Everything happens for a reason.
2. He/She is in a better place.
3. Have you asked Jesus into your heart?
4. Do you accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour?
5. Jesus died for your sins.
6. Love the sinner, hate the [...]