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Category Archives: As I understand it
Of course, the word sublime may be in there somewhere, among all my many English versions, and I have just failed to find it yet. And you may well ask me why I’m bothered about it anyway. According to my … Continue reading
Spiritual worship according to Romans 12:1 is the offering of our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. Not just an hour of singing in church but the attitude of one’s entire life: ‘Take your everyday, ordinary life -your … Continue reading
When Spirit-filled Christians from every continent met in Brighton in the early 1990s for a week to study world mission they did everything together except share communion. The Anglican and Roman Catholic delegates had to ‘celebrate the eucharist’ separately. If … Continue reading
Christians differ, often vehemently, on this subject. Some argue that, because miraculous signs were rare in Bible times and throughout church history, therefore we should conclude that God intends them to be the exception rather than the rule. Others, taking … Continue reading
Human beings the world over have some kind of instinct ‘to have the baby done’. In England, as also in predominantly Roman Catholic countries, christening is the custom. The Jews in Bible times took their baby boys to the priest … Continue reading
Has good news ever come from a grave? Yes, mourning turned to joy when Jesus’ disciples heard the angel’s message from his tomb: He is risen! No wonder the funeral service of baptism is so exhilarating. Believing that he is … Continue reading