Both Luke and Apostle Paul write of how Paul and Barnabas worked closely together on their church apostolic adventures. In any study, Paul usually steals the limelight. But what about Barnabas? What did he do? What can we learn from him?
Was Barnabas (Joseph) one of the original 120 on the Day of Pentecost? Or was it [...]
Some reflections on generosity looking at the New Testament and early church writings.
What does the New Testament really say about true generosity? What comes out looks rather different from the almost unquestioned acceptance by evangelical Christians today of tithing (giving 10 percent of your income) as a guide for financial giving. Here are some thoughts about givingR[...]
Julia Faire describes a recent visit to the British Museum, unpacking some of the Biblical stories reflected there.
It’s one of those wet, drizzling February days and London looks grey. But walking up those imposing steps of the British Museum, a treat awaits us. We are being taken around the museum for by Vicky Bolton and Seungjin Kim [...]
A look at the charismatic conservatism of Johann Blumhardt
Two common features of today’s charismatic Christianity are a tendency to hype and triumphalism and a shift of focus from Church to the individual. What is so significant about German theologian Johann Christoph Blumhardt, is that he deliberately refused both of these. Following a much-publicised exorcism, with the whole neighbourhood paying attention, he took deliberate st[...]
Trevor Saxby writes about John Thornton and his strategic giving.
THIS story appeared on the BBC News website. An Oxford University academic has pledged to donate one million pounds to charitable causes in his lifetime, and has set up systems for regular giving to start delivering on this undertaking. Dozens of people have joined him in [...]
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