Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
There’s a Heavenly kind of logic, right there: If you believe, you’ll see (not the other way round).
God looks for people willing to put themselves in his hands, and go anywhere without any conditions, at whatever the cost.
When the molting period is over, the eagle's youth is renewed and it looks like a different bird altogether.
What is my picture of death? What awaits me? Will beauty engulf me, or will I dance on its bosom? Will I finish by myself, or will eternity ravish me with overflowing life.
You and I are not the centre of the world.
The best way of resting is to have a personal and private conversation with God.
Compassion should always be our over-riding motivation, and we should always offer people a way out of their situation; otherwise our words are only condemnation.
Freud paraphrases Jesus’ famous words with his own, rather peppery, twist.
A closer look at the doctrine of election.
Don't stay in the "almost". Commit yourself to God today , right now Hell is full of "almost safe" people.
The bird got its name from the English clergyman, Henry Baker Tristram, who took an interest in the Bible's natural history, and therefore in the fauna of Israel.
The Christian narrative leaves us remarkably healed from fear and free to enjoy the delights of this world and long for the eternal ones.
Simple preaching is powerful preaching.
Stop feeding resentment, doubt, problems and bad memories, and put a moment of gratitude in their place, of happiness...a sweet memory.
Have you ever felt so full of joy that you literally prayed: 'Let me die?'
What remains of modern ideology, free-market capitalism, gives us some nice gadgets but does not nurture the soul.
The Old Testament links the health of the body with the health of the soul.
Joseph could have become a spoiled success, an adolescent who dreams of power, receives power, and remains adolescent.
The secret of forgiveness is not what we do but what God has already done.
Who are the people who have made a positive difference to our lives along the way? And have we remembered them?
For a long time, archaeologists doubted the historicity of Solomon and the horses which, according to the Bible, he possessed, as at that time supposedly only camels were used.
A defence of the Spirit's personhood from the Old Testament.
Nobody does any more important work than those who pray for others.
The stars, be they the celestial or the marine varieties, shine brightly or stand out against the background where they are located.
Jesus is the question that haunts us still. He is the promise we dare not ignore.