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Don’t just stand there!

Don’t just stand there!

Michael Pfundner explains how the word for ‘news’ in German implies information so significant it demands an actual response, not just a retweet. Likewise, the good news of the gospel is so significant it necessitates a change in the course of our lives.

The Gospel according to Isaiah

The Gospel according to Isaiah

Christians have always looked to Isaiah for a deeper understanding of the person and mission of Jesus. Since the early days of the Church, Isaiah has been called the fifth Gospel. In the fourth century, St Jerome described Isaiah as an evangelist.

Prophecy in Isaiah

Prophecy in Isaiah

Biblical prophets were not fortune tellers. Periodically they referred to the future, but their main job was to speak into the present. Time and again they critiqued the status quo, drawing attention to the chasm between God’s commitment to his peo...

Authorship of Isaiah

Authorship of Isaiah

Read the book of Isaiah and you’ll quickly realise that it is not a biography. The focus is on the message, not the man who proclaimed it. We do know about his calling, though: a close encounter with the majesty, holiness and mercy of God left Isa...

Life lessons from Moses

Life lessons from Moses

When we remember that Moses was an imperfect person – just like us – who needed God’s guidance and strength, it becomes easier to see the principles and lessons that we can learn from him and apply to our lives.

Life Lessons from Rahab

Life Lessons from Rahab

If you’re looking for an example of faith, courage and trust in God, Rahab is an excellent Old Testament example. Her story is full of lessons that can help us in our own lives today. 

The Bible’s women’s rights activists

The Bible’s women’s rights activists

Let us remember the biblical story of the five daughters of Zelophehad, who got an unfair law changed and were the world’s first recorded women’s rights campaigners.

What is Lent all about?

What is Lent all about?

Lent is a traditional period in the Church calendar which marks the advent of Easter. When it technically starts and ends depends on the Church tradition.

Jesus the Refugee

Jesus the Refugee

We hear daily stories about the plight of refugees, often fleeing war and persecution. Jesus too was a refugee. What do we know about the Flight into Egypt? 

The Bible: just a ‘spiritual’ book?

The Bible: just a ‘spiritual’ book?

In the wider world, the Bible – and religious faith in general – is sometimes dismissed as a ‘private’ thing, designed to feed someone's personal spiritual life but with no wider relevance.

Who was William Tyndale?

Who was William Tyndale?

The English reformer, William Tyndale (1494–1536), was the first person to translate the New Testament directly from Greek to English.

How did God inspire the Bible?

How did God inspire the Bible?

The usual way that Christians understand the Bible to be a book from God is to say that he inspired it.

Hard questions for Bible translators

Hard questions for Bible translators

Translating the Bible can be a difficult task. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to keep everyone happy.

Does the New Testament get the Old Testament wrong?

Does the New Testament get the Old Testament wrong?

Most Christians believe that the Old Testament should be interpreted in the light of the New Testament.

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