In Jesus’ day, Israel was looking forward to the coming of their messiah. They expected God to send this anointed one to lead a liberation that would restore their political sovereignty and give them back full control of their land.
One sect called the Pharisees believed in the prophets and taught that the nation ne[...]
What does it mean to say Jesus is our rock? Julia Faire looks back through history and uncovers an ancient theme underlying the hopes of many people of faith.
‘Let’s find some shade!’ With record high temperatures around the globe this summer and the third longest heatwave on record in the UK, the word ‘shade’ has taken [...]
A new series on what the gospel isn't, and what it is.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis introduces us to the character of the lion, Aslan, the “king” of Narnia. In The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Aslan sacrifices his life in place of Edmund, (the boy who betrayed the rest of his family) and t[...]
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[...]
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