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20 September 2020

Encouragement for saints in a season of lockdown. It’s Friday morning, and it’s been a busy week back after three weeks of leave.  There’s always so much to do isn’t there?  Even during my time of leave, without the regular concerns of work to occupy me, the thought occurred to me more than once: “God doesn’t take… Read More

13 September 2020

Living in God’s Household Kent Hughes Today we continue Kent Hughes’ comments on 1 Timothy 3:15 - Paul's description of the church nestled in the last half of verse 15 where he employs three graphic phrases: 1) God's… Read More

6 September 2020

Living in God’s Household Kent Hughes Timothy Dwight was Yale University's greatest president, and he was regarded as one of the great educators in American history.  Dwight reformed both Yale's curriculum and administration and tripled the school's enrolment.  Both Princeton (then the College of New Jersey) and… Read More

30 August 2020

Keeping focus Kent Hughes On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur stood a lifesaving station.  The building was just a hut, and there was only one boat, but the few devoted members kept a constant watch over the sea and with no thought for themselves went out day and night tirelessly searching for the… Read More

23 August 2020

The Box Hill pastoral epistle…     Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, as the Overton family prepares to take three weeks of leave, I thought I would write a letter this week rather than the usual meditation.     It’s been a difficult year hasn’t it? For most of us, I suppose we… Read More

16 August 2020

Luther and the Psalms: His Solace and Strength Steven Lawson On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther posted his historic Ninety-five Theses, launching his defiant protest against the vile perversions and grave abuses of the church in Rome.  This decisive act became the hinge upon which history turned.  And at the very… Read More

9 August 2020

What Should We Remember? by Scott Redd * Memory of the past—whether corporate or individual—can wield a powerful influence not only in how people engage the present but also in how they face the future.  As a matter of fact, it is not surprising that for some people, memory is thought of as a heavy burden… Read More

2 August 2020

Worship is heartfelt. If the psalms are anything to go by (and they are!), then true worship ought to be an intensely emotional experience.  It is a problem when worship is spoken of as merely emotional, as it sometimes is in parts of the church, but it is just as much of a problem when emotional experience becomes… Read More

26 July 2020

Worship: the fruit of a true relationship with God. There’s a difference between talking, and talking.  For example, there is a kind of irreverent talking that leads people into more and more ungodliness, and it is to be avoided (2 Timothy 2:16).  On the other hand, there is a talking that heals (Proverbs 12:18),… Read More

19 July 2020

The Act of Worship. I’ve sometimes heard Christians use the expression: “All of life is worship.”  Now I can see why someone would say that, and I certainly sympathise with the sentiment – to an extent.  When folk use this expression, the heart behind it in a well-meaning Christian is that in everything we do we… Read More

12 July 2020

What is worship? There is no human experience more profound or important than worship.  It touches on the very core of who we are, it concerns the lifeblood of our existence.  It is the heartbeat of purpose in our lives and the essence of God’s will for the created order He has made.  It is the defining feature… Read More

5 July 2020

The Authority of the Bible. In general terms, I think that there is a truncated idea of authority in our modern world.  We tend to basically think of it like this: someone with authority is someone who has the right and ability to tell other people what to do.  I actually think that this is an impoverished view… Read More