Death never loses its power to shock and stun, to bring a life to an often juddering and jagged end; it is a daily alien reality that is built into life. But if we refuse to recognise the reality of its destructive potential, or deny its place in our lives and in society, we flee […]
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When healing happens the process can be reassuringly ordinary
Christians believe that in confrontation with death we are not alone. We can follow in the wake of One who has gone before us and come out the other side, transformed.
This life is given to me from the hand of God…..
As Charlie, Ahmed, Jew, each one of us Jesus stands before creation and before God. His total identification is more powerful than leaders gathering in Paris, than crowds filling the streets, but perhaps a much quieter affair.
The lasting gift of this book to me is the remembrance of beholding, of simply being present before God.
There’s an important place for pre-evangelism in mission: a place to dip your toe in the water, a place to come at faith sideways, and a place to find out that your spiritual urges and explorations make sense.
A review of a book of daily readings for Advent by John Piper, free to download.
The idea of a personal relationship with Jesus that lacks the experience of grace as command is just plain silly. Like sex without committed fellowship under God, it ain’t the real thing.
To encourage and enable commemoration of the First World War, the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England recently produced a number of resources. They raise an interesting issue for evangelical Anglicans – what do we think about praying for the dead?