Book Review: “Understanding and Loving a Person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.”

In 1980 the term PTSD was coined. Its symptoms had long been known, and different generations had identified it with different words. Previous generations referred to it as gross stress reaction, battle fatigue, and shell shock. I was born the same year as the acronym for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and I've grown up in a... Continue Reading →

Astonished

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like... Continue Reading →

Road Workers

As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight,... Continue Reading →

Father, Forgive Them

Luke 23:34 34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:34 As Jesus hung on the cross He suffered an extreme of violence that few of us can really understand, and almost certainly with never experience. The Romans had made crucifixion... Continue Reading →

Hypocrites

(1) Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. (2) And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. Mark 7:1-2 “They found fault”. The Pharisees always found fault in others it seems. They... Continue Reading →

Generations: Appreciating the Younger (2/2)

The glory of young men is their strength: And the beauty of old men isthe gray head. Proverbs 20:29 In my last post, I noted 5 ways in which a younger generation can appreciate a younger generation. However, the responsibility to avoid division and bring about unity between the generations does not just fall on the shoulders of... Continue Reading →

Generations: Appreciating Our Elders (1/2)

The glory of young men is their strength: And the beauty of old men is the gray head. Proverbs 20:29 Throughout history when the church stood united nothing could stop them. The enemy knew this from the first day the church began. When persecution and oppression did not crush the church in the first few... Continue Reading →

Book Review – “Against Calvinism” – Part 4

In this series of articles reviewing Roger Olson's book, Against Calvinism, we have considered his introduction to the subject, and the first 3 letters of TULIP, the acrostic that many use to summarise Calvinism's main tenats. To read those articles you can follow these links: Part 1 - Introduction and Calvinism's ResurgencePart 2 - Total... Continue Reading →

When All the World Goes Mad

"(20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain... Continue Reading →

Is the British Government Against Christianity?

A Home Office official has refused asylum to an Iranian convert to Christianity. The convert has said they converted because Islam is violent but Christianity is peaceful. The penalty for converting from Islam in nations such as Iran is death. He made the reasonable assumption that he could appeal for asylum from a Christian nation... Continue Reading →

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