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When We Don't Like The Paint Scheme

May 7, 2016

Having been involved in a church committee debate over the colour of paint, I was struck (and maybe stung) by Nan St. Louis' recent devotional, " Where are you? " which mentioned the negative effect on others of Christians who disagree …( read more )

So Much In Common

September 1, 2000

Why is it that when two Christians meet, perhaps for the first time, within five minutes they are chatting to each other as if they have been friends for years? It is because they have certain things in common. They … (read more)

Brylcreem

August 31, 2000

My teenage son has introduced me to the delights of hair gel. Fashions move round; I had always associated Brylcreem with World War 2 fighter pilots. But people have always used oils and ointments on their heads, not just to … (read more)

Talking With Each Other

August 30, 2000

Think of the people you worship with each Sunday. How many of them do you know by name? How many do you pray for regularly? Do you know anything of their real concerns? I wonder if our fear of or … (read more)

Making A Tub

August 29, 2000

Samuel Hebich gives this very simple insight to Ephesians 4: You and I cannot make a tub. It requires a good carpenter to make a tub, or it will hold no water, because it is not made of one piece … (read more)

Among The Flagpoles

August 28, 2000

A vision for Ireland was shared at the Christian Renewal Centre, Rostrevor. Someone saw in a dream the island of Ireland covered in flagpoles with different groups around each pole, their backs to each other, the flags representing different churches … (read more)

A Spacious Place

August 9, 1999

I like now and then to go to visit one of the old Anglo-Irish stately homes — a big house with spacious walled-in parkland. There's a sense of ease and contentment just walking about admiring the scenery, wondering at the … (read more)

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