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Category Archives: Fellowship in Christ
‘Home’ should be a welcoming word Not everyone had a happy home life while growing up. In fact each person dreams of an ideal home furnished with their own desired details. Some adults enjoy home without anyone else, except perhaps … Continue reading
Amongst my blogs on ‘Partially Understood Texts’ you would find one labeled ‘Burdensome biblical contradictions’. In it I mention that two neighbouring statements of Paul in Galatians chapter six seem to cancel each other out:  ‘Bear one another’s burden’ … Continue reading
To ‘belong‘ is one of my favourite English verbs, while ‘home‘ is the noun that brings a warm glow to my heart. Re-reading that best-loved parable of Jesus in Luke 15:1-32 I found the word ‘home’ five times in the … Continue reading
A king in pre-Christian times, whether the monarch of Israel or a ruler of a Gentile kingdom, had access to a national treasury of riches accumulated from citizens’ taxes and the bounty acquired as spoils of war. Wealthy King Solomon … Continue reading
Malachi, the last of the biblical prophets for 400 years until John the Baptist, not only denounced in grim detail the major sins of the nation of Israel but also extolled the virtues and vision of the true Israel within … Continue reading
 ‘I and my Father are one’ When Jesus uttered this brief statement he was greeted by vehement protests from his Jewish listeners. They ‘picked up stones … to stone him’ to death. Why? ‘ “[F]or [the capital offence of] … Continue reading
 Bonded unwittingly David Good was reared in USA by his father, an anthropologist. His mother, a Yanamama tribal woman had tried for a couple of years to adapt to American culture. Unable to do so, she had returned to … Continue reading
Psalm 84:1-12 is dedicated to the Levitical family of ‘the sons of Korah’ (1 Chronicles 6:31-33) so it comes as no surprise to find it peppered with references to the temple in Jerusalem: ‘your dwelling place’ (Psalm 84:1), ‘the courts … Continue reading
Many an English child of my generation grew up with the astronomic ditty: ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are, Far above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky.’ Or, if … Continue reading
‘I haven’t bothered to go for a while,’ is the usual completion of that pitiful sentence. We’ve been gathered as church to put something in! Four beggars met each other at the end of a day on the outskirts of … Continue reading
As a youth I was very critical when I overheard women who chanced to meet in the street if they merely exchanged what I considered banalities, mainly about the weather. I had failed to realise that it was simply their … Continue reading