A Glimpse of a Disciplined Life

One thing that always fascinates me when I read biographies is learning of other people’s habits. That’s especially true when the subject is extremely disciplined. Tim Chester’s Stott on the Christian Life is not quite a biography of John Stott, but it’s not far off. He gives an interesting glimpse of Stott’s normal, well-disciplined routines. Here isContinue reading “A Glimpse of a Disciplined Life”

We Are Not Alone

The Christian Institute is backing calls from an MSP for places of worship in Scotland to open for collective worship sooner than 23 July. Churches in Scotland are only permitted at present to open for private prayer and funerals. Murdo Fraser, Tory MSP for Mid-Scotland & Fife, said it was “extraordinary” that pubs were allowedContinue reading “We Are Not Alone”

Are You Prepared to Do What It Takes?

I read with interest some time ago about a senior executive at Muffin Break in Australia and the struggles they are having in getting young people walking off the street to apply for work. As she states, prior to Instagram, young people were eager for employment, but in the search for a large Insta following, theyContinue reading “Are You Prepared to Do What It Takes?”

A Promise from God Is a Fact

The Greek concept of knowledge was that it meant acquiring propositional truth-information gained and stored in the mind. But the Hebrews saw knowledge as having to do with relationship and experience. The Old Testament says that Adam “knew” his wife (Genesis 4:1). To “know” her meant that he had an intimate husband-wife relationship with her.The apostle PeterContinue reading “A Promise from God Is a Fact”

When Our Young People Have Doubts

There’s a C. S. Lewis quote in my Ecuadorian classroom painted on the back wall: “We have nothing, if not belief.” These words from Voyage of the Dawn Treader are spoken by the valiant mouse Reepicheep. One might assume belief comes easy for students in my international Christian school. It doesn’t. Only 10 percent of the studentsContinue reading “When Our Young People Have Doubts”