• The 'Game' of Evil

    2 January, 2020

    But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.” (Matthew 12:24) The coarse, arrogant and evil Pharisees had demanded a response from Jesus. He is less than warm towards their coercions. But, ever the…...[read more]

  • Greeting 2020 in Faith

    31 December, 2019

    Each New Year we open a fresh book, its pages are blank. These pages beckon our thoughts, ways and decisions to fill them in. We can cast our minds forward and imagine what we will write on its last page. There will certainly be something penned on December 31st 2020. What would you hope to pen?…...[read more]

  • When Any Church Opinion Will Do!!!

    24 July, 2019

    Dusted by an ancient breeze, an eager band of twelve new disciples gathered around Jesus. A deliberate Jesus instructed this raw troupe how to begin and conduct missions. Part of Jesus' mission teaching to these innocent disciples was to look for welcome, a willing receptivity. (This is an…...[read more]

  • The Whisper of a Fine Witness

    5 July, 2019

    After the wind there came an earthquake, after the earthquake there came a fire, and after the fire there came a gentle whisper. (See 1 Kings 19:11-12). The Lord was in the whisper. The Lord does not (yet) announce Himself with trumpets and thunder. The heavens still proclaim Him to any who would…...[read more]

  • The Lost Cord of Early Christians

    3 July, 2019

    The year was 1925, the setting was the Belgian Congo. Charles Thomas Studd sat in an exhausted solitude well beyond much western Christian imagination and wrote: Sometimes I feel and especially of late, that my cross is heavy beyond endurance... my heart seems worn out and bruised beyond repair,…...[read more]

  • 8 Top Count Zinzendorf Quotes

    25 January, 2019

    To read the title 'Count' conjures images of the Muppets Count Dracula. Yet, Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf (1700-1760) does not fit such a caricature. Mission and not Muppets were at his heart. Zinzendorf is a curious addition to conclude this series with, for he first sought communal…...[read more]

  • 10 Top J.O. Fraser Quotes

    20 January, 2019

    James Outram Fraser (1886-1938) was a man of sure and deep prayer. He joined Hudson Taylor's China Inland Mission. Fraser pioneered Christian mission in 1910 to the remote Lisu peoples in what was known as China's far west. As with Hudson Taylor and C.T. Studd he was an accomplished man -…...[read more]

  • 8 Top C.T. Studd Quotes

    12 January, 2019

    Charles Thomas Studd (1860-1931) joined the China Inland Mission as part of a remarkable band of recruits, called The Cambridge Seven. (These ex-Cambridge men would later be dubbed 'the spiritual millionaires'.) Studd began his missions career with Hudson Taylor in China in 1885. As with…...[read more]

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