I was “baptised” as a baby, and some of my very best friends practise it. But is it Scriptural?
I’ve been reading Edward T. Welch’s When People Are Big And God Is Small. In it, he says this: We know that we are created to live in relationship with other people, and in these relationships we are to love, encourage, and comfort each other, but is the purpose of these relationships to bolster our self-esteem?
This is Janette…ikz speaking about something very close to my heart. And clearly close to hers too. If you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to tear your eyes or ears away.
In a shocking revelation, the palace has confirmed that the Prince has married a prostitute.
In chapter 2 of his book Think, John Piper gives an explanation of why we think and feel. We think and feel because God thinks and feels, and we, of course, are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27).
Christopher Hitchens is battling stage 4 cancer. “And the thing to note about stage 4,” he observes dryly in a recent interview, “is that there is no stage 5.” As a passionate atheist, he doesn’t believe in an afterlife. Which makes the prospect of death all the more frightening to him:
Today in 1758, Jonathan Edwards died. Not many books have caused me to sob audibly, and even fewer while reading in a public library, but Edwards’ Images or Shadows of Divine Things is just such a book.
“Let me hear you make decisions / Without your television, / Let me hear you speaking just for me.” The line is from Depeche Mode’s Stripped, and I’m surprised it doesn’t turn up more often in manuals for effective preaching.
This week sees the publication of King’s Cross, Tim Keller’s take on Mark’s Gospel. I’ve been reading an advance copy this past week, and it’s outstanding.
…God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.