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 Story of the Bible: The Prophets (hope and deliverance)

Story of the Bible: The Prophets (hope and deliverance)

The Old Testament prophets spoke the words of God into their own situations. Sometimes these words were fiery rebukes for the people's sin; sometimes they were prophecies of judgement on their enemies; sometimes they were words of comfort in their distress.

Our Fragility

Our Fragility

Covid-19 is telling us a great deal about our own fragility. It is also shattering any illusions that might previously have existed, of us humans being in control.

Bible Q&A: What does the Bible say about tithing?

Bible Q&A: What does the Bible say about tithing?

Occasionally, Bible translators struggle to accurately translate a word, phrase or sentence. As a reader you may try reading more than one English translation, side by side, to appreciate the range of meanings a word or phrase can have.

Bible Q&A: What’s the most accurate Bible translation?

Bible Q&A: What’s the most accurate Bible translation?

Occasionally, Bible translators struggle to accurately translate a word, phrase or sentence. As a reader you may try reading more than one English translation, side by side, to appreciate the range of meanings a word or phrase can have.

Top tips for memorising Scripture

Top tips for memorising Scripture

Whether you’re a beginner looking to start small or an expert wanting to take it to the next level, here are some tips to help you on your way to a lifelong habit of Bible memorisation.

Story of the Bible, Act 3: The Exile

Story of the Bible, Act 3: The Exile

After the escape from Egypt, the Exile is the most important event in the life of God's people in the Old Testament.

Bible Q&A: How do we reconcile the differences between the four Gospels?

Bible Q&A: How do we reconcile the differences between the four Gospels?

I suspect more people than usual will currently be asking this question. Christians naturally turn to the Bible, yet the Bible offers no seamless answer to the problem of pain. It speaks in stories and images, and tackles this thorny issue in more wa...

The Lord is My Portion: COVID-19

The Lord is My Portion: COVID-19

Reflecting on Coronavirus through the book of Lamentations.

What does Psalm 91 really say about the coronavirus?

What does Psalm 91 really say about the coronavirus?

Psalm 91 is a beautiful song that speaks of trust in God in the darkest of times. Because of its references to 'diseases' and 'plagues', it seems to be designed for what the world is going through at the moment with the coronavirus.

Psalm 91 and the coronavirus: How Scripture speaks today

Psalm 91 and the coronavirus: How Scripture speaks today

One of the most precious parts of the Bible to many Christians is the book of Psalms. They reflect every kind of human experience – joy, grief, rage, frustration, it's all there. We go to Psalms when we want to find our own lives echoed in Scriptur...

Bible Q&A: Why doesn’t God stop all bad things from happening?

Bible Q&A: Why doesn’t God stop all bad things from happening?

I suspect more people than usual will currently be asking this question. Christians naturally turn to the Bible, yet the Bible offers no seamless answer to the problem of pain. It speaks in stories and images, and tackles this thorny issue in more wa...

Bible Q&A: Why did Jonah not go to Nineveh when God told him to?

Bible Q&A: Why did Jonah not go to Nineveh when God told him to?

One answer is that arguing with God and wrestling with his word is a thoroughly Jewish thing to do. Israel, the name of a nation founded as late as 1948, reveals something of God’s relationship with his people since ancient times.

Story of the Bible: The Patriarchs

Story of the Bible: The Patriarchs

The great drama of Scripture continues with the Patriarchs, the first members of the family who were to become a nation.

Bible Q&A: Did Jesus really expect his followers to ‘hate’ their own family in order to be his disciples?

Bible Q&A: Did Jesus really expect his followers to ‘hate’ their own family in order to be his disciples?

Jesus said, 'If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple' (Luke 14.26).

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