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A joke in your face
A joke in your face

The Four Seasons are portraits carefully crafted by each season’s elements, and questions our notions of the human face and the sentiments it evokes.

 
 
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The chosen few
The chosen few

God established one way to him in Jesus. There is no other mediator, no other system by which to reach God except through Jesus.

 
 
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The bulbul: the bird in the parable
The bulbul: the bird in the parable

How sad it is to have heard the word of God, and to allow it to be snatched away.

 
 
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Hope for the mixed-motivated
Hope for the mixed-motivated

We are not neutral to the outcome of our spiritual journeys. As objective as we try to be, we want to arrive at some outcome, be it belief or disbelief.

 
 
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Win or lose
Win or lose

If God doesn’t change your inside, you’re living by appearances.

 
 
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Commitment
Commitment

Without commitment, you can't grow in any area, be it sport, work, or relationships, much less in your spiritual life.

 
 
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Spider webs
Spider webs

The greatest madness, the supreme stupidity of the human being consists in hearing the Word of God, delighting in it, but without wanting to put it into practice.

 
 
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The mosaic of life
The mosaic of life

We feel pressured to live and work as a salvation project where I’m the hero of my own story.

 
 
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Joseph – Faith for the future
Joseph – Faith for the future

Do we have any long-term vision for our own lives, for our family, for our church, for our city, for our country?

 
 
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Atheist honesty
Atheist honesty

It is easy to deconstruct other points of view but what about your own views?

 
 
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The lure of mystery
The lure of mystery

We are hungry for it, but we fear it so much. Bend space and transcend time, no worries, but don’t ascribe it real meaning.

 
 
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Why did God allow that?
Why did God allow that?

Now a refugee in Italy, Sayid is running away from his past. He fled his Middle-Eastern home when charged with blasphemy after he confronted an Iman who often abused sexually a boy.

 
 
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Instant reply
Instant reply

Sometimes we need to take time to think and go back over our actions. You can learn a lot this way, not only when you win, but more especially when you lose.

 
 
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Jacob – Dying well
Jacob – Dying well

Peter tells us that we have been called to blessing, in order to inherit a blessing.

 
 
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It's only a game
It's only a game

Only our personal relationship with God is worth anything. Only God deserves our effort, our time, and our lives if need be.

 
 
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Injustice
Injustice

God will set things right in his time, the right time.

 
 
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Dromedary camels and tourists in the Holy Land
Dromedary camels and tourists in the Holy Land

They are ruminating animals, capable of running more than one hundred kilometres a day without eating or drinking anything. Hence they were trained in Arabia in the 13th century before Christ, as the basis of what has come to be known as the "camel civilisations".

 
 
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Read a biography this summer
Read a biography this summer

I’ve found that biographies are a great way to take our minds to other periods, “live” someone’s life, learn some of their lessons, and reassess our own lives.

 
 
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Artists’ spiritual insights
Artists’ spiritual insights

Art can help us unwrap the riches of Scripture. Our world was created by the greatest of Artists, after all.

 
 
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The Gospel of Judas: what it says, why it is not credible
The Gospel of Judas: what it says, why it is not credible

What about the gospels not included in the Bible? Why were they not chosen? What do they say? 

 
 
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A new past
A new past

When we are caught with the silverware, God offers also the candlesticks.

 
 
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We are the greatest
We are the greatest

God says that he will exalt the humble and reject the proud. And there is nothing worse in approaching God than to go in a proud way.

 
 
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Rumours
Rumours

Rumours don't help anything or anybody, nor do they serve to strengthen friendships or affections, they only cause frustration and anguish.

 
 
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Love continued
Love continued

The extension of the plot beyond the ecstatic falling in love of romantic comedies surprised me.

 
 
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A meeting with a great writer
A meeting with a great writer

The guests are celebrities such as writers, comic book artists, politicians and journalists, so I’m not sure what I was doing there.

 
 
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Next game
Next game

Growth in the Christian life depends on our knowing the will of God and obeying it, day by day.

 
 
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Fear, power and religion
Fear, power and religion

Jesus understood that when religion springs out of fear it becomes really a religion of power.

 
 
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Lady Gaga’s Judas
Lady Gaga’s Judas

Gaga’s video is a lucid cultural depiction of sin. She  knows who the right guy is, and yet cannot leave the wrong one.

 
 
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Emerging into adult life
Emerging into adult life

In our context in Rome, Italy, adult baptism has a counter-cultural ring. Most people here are baptized when they are infants. 

 
 
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Vultures in the Bible
Vultures in the Bible

Being so ugly, bald and having a taste for dead meat, they tend not to be seen as the most charismatic of animals. Nevertheless, they have certain features which make them unique.

 
 
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Female deer hide their young
Female deer hide their young

The common deer (Cervus elaphus) often appears in the Bible as an illustration.

 
 
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Joseph – Carpe Diem
Joseph – Carpe Diem

Are we prepared to simplify our lives for the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord?

 
 
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‘Evolution explains everything’
‘Evolution explains everything’

For the past decades, many scientists have affirmed so, extrapolating an overarching, all-explaining philosophy out of the biological process of the evolution of the species.

 
 
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I love you
I love you

The choice of companion to get married to depends on your own relationship with God.

 
 
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Screenwriting and the struggles of life
Screenwriting and the struggles of life

To become a force for life and healing, we have some striving and some growing to do.

 
 
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Colorful like the circus
Colorful like the circus

Biographers of Marc Chagall mention the “gift for happiness,” the “sacred simplicity” which characterized his art, and which was articulated in large part by his ingenious, vibrant use of color.

 
 
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Pharaoh – The limitations of power
Pharaoh – The limitations of power

Donald Trump is the President of the most powerful country in the world; and no doubt before entering into office he thought that all he had to do was give the orders and they would be carried out.

 
 
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Golden eagle
Golden eagle

When the molting period is over, the eagle's youth is renewed and it looks like a different bird altogether. 

 
 
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The time a whole flock of feathered preachers spoke to me through the window
The time a whole flock of feathered preachers spoke to me through the window

There’s a Heavenly kind of logic, right there: If you believe, you’ll see (not the other way round).

 
 
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Love your neighbour as your neighbour loves you
Love your neighbour as your neighbour  loves you

Freud paraphrases Jesus’ famous words with his own, rather peppery, twist.

 
 
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Pharaoh’s baker – Prophecy
Pharaoh’s baker – Prophecy

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.

 
 
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Tristram’s starling
Tristram’s starling

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.

 
 
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Flying away
Flying away

What remains of modern ideology, free-market capitalism, gives us some nice gadgets but does not nurture the soul.

 
 
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Let Me Die
Let Me Die

Have you ever felt so full of joy that you literally prayed: 'Let me die?'

 
 
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The school of Greatness
The school of Greatness

Joseph could have become a spoiled success, an adolescent who dreams of power, receives power, and remains adolescent.

 
 
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Fear of being discovered
Fear of being discovered

The secret of forgiveness is not what we do but what God has already done.

 
 
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Work in the background
Work in the background

Nobody does any more important work than those who pray for others.

 
 
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Potiphar’s wife – Desire
Potiphar’s wife – Desire

God wants us to tell him our desires and dialogue with us over them; but most of all he wants us to delight ourselves in him.

 
 
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Bees
Bees

Bee colonies give the impression of being a single organism made up of thousands of individual parts.

 
 
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The enemies were not expelled
The enemies were not expelled

Get rid of evil from inside you, or it will finish by conquering you.

 
 
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Why is “seize the day” our universal motto?
Why is “seize the day” our universal motto?

“Seize the day. Live for the moment. Be yourself.” Behind the vitality these maxims exude there is such desperation, so much fear.

 
 
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The Martagon Lily
The Martagon Lily

We are living in a society which is driven by appearance and image, where aesthetics take precedence over ethics and morality.

 
 
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Potiphar – Unexpected Blessing
Potiphar – Unexpected Blessing

The captain of Pharaoh’s guard, was a person who benefitted from the blessing of God on his household through the presence of a believer.

 
 
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Wild strawberries
Wild strawberries

Strawberry juice, with its bitter-sweet taste and mouth-watering aroma, is one of the most complex natural products of the vegetable kingdom.

 
 
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Crow
Crow

 – “I beg your pardon?”  – “Yes, the person you need to see is Mr Crow! Come this way, follow me, I’ll introduce him to you, I’m his wife!”

 
 
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Judah – Double standards
Judah – Double standards

Do you have the courage now to ask your teenage children, your spouse or a trusted friend if you have any double standards?

 
 
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A Trumpian Europe
A Trumpian Europe

I wish our public discourse would reflect the complexity of life more fully.

 
 
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Mount Tabor
Mount Tabor

It is 588 metres high and stands on the southern edge of Lower Galilee. It was a sacred mountain for the Canaanites, and then also for the Northern Israelite tribes.

 
 
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I love my life
I love my life

The gospel we nod to today is something like: believe in yourself. Be authentic. Be you. You’re beautiful. Fulfill your dream.

 
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Under pressure
Under pressure

Nothing can compare to the security of our relationship with him and the peace that he puts in our hearts.

 
 
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The guy with the stick
The guy with the stick

I walk on to a stretch on the edge of the forest that is particularly full of light, and right there: Whoosh!  

 
 
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Dragonfly or butterfly?
Dragonfly or butterfly?

When we accommodate our moral beliefs and choices to our personal preferences, we are almost always distorting the message of Jesus Christ.

 
 
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The moon clock
The moon clock

As the psalmist says, the Moon has enabled mankind to measure time with remarkable accuracy, and to reflect on the nature of the cosmos.

 
 
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Joseph – The arrogance of youth
Joseph – The arrogance of youth

God did not look at the arrogant young Joseph and say, ‘That’s it. He’s blown it. I can’t do anything with him.’ Not at all.

 
 
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Face to face
Face to face

To speak evil of others is the sport practised by 99% of cowards, those who are afraid to solve their own problems face to face.

 
 
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Reuben – Forgotten sin
Reuben – Forgotten sin

The Bible is not like our Western society. It does not glorify sex. But it certainly does not avoid it.

 
 
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Forests that move
Forests that move

As there is no better way of gaining time than by talking with God I go into the forest.

 
 
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Don’t even remind me
Don’t even remind me

We do not often remember that bitterness is one of Satan's favourite weapons.

 
 
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The word ‘resurrection’
The word ‘resurrection’

No term in human language is sufficient to adequately express the greatness of the resurrection.

 
 
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Spiritual combat
Spiritual combat

The sun can now get right down into every corner of the garden, the tender shoots of new grass can finally start to flourish.

 
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Drama as a clue to existence
Drama as a clue to existence

Drama–at the theater but also in movies, books, TV–is a modern religious mechanism.

 
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Christianity is not for the faint hearted
Christianity is not for the faint hearted

Do we want to be healed, say, of our greed or bad moods? I’m not quite sure. Being healed includes changes and sacrifices.

 
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The world of moths
The world of moths

These insects are mentioned in the Bible ten times, in the Old and New Testament.

 
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A once-in-a-life time chance
A once-in-a-life time chance

We're the ones who miss the opportunities to do good, help others, speak of God's love, or defeat the enemy.

 
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Only joking
Only joking

God never deceives anyone! No friend is as important as he is. No-one can understand you as well as God does.

 
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Prosperity according to the Bible
Prosperity according to the Bible

I liked the Psalm’s image of the tree because it measures our prosperity not in the base of how much we receive but in how much we give.

 
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Qualified
Qualified

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be good enough to "compete" in heaven!

 
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Jacob – Change of Plan
Jacob – Change of Plan

When the Lord gives us a word to guide our lives, he only reveals to us as much as we need to know at that time.

 
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Never drop the ball
Never drop the ball

It's often essential in life to fight on without wasting a second, especially in the spiritual realm.

 
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The birth of the old baby
The birth of the old baby

I don’t know where Fitzgerald got his inspiration for Benjamin Button, but it got me thinking about another baby who was born old.

 
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Joseph’s brothers – Guilt
Joseph’s brothers – Guilt

The Bible gives us some very interesting insight into the minds of those who have committed a serious crime.

 
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Turn back
Turn back

We should not turn back in the face of seemingly impossible difficulty. God takes charge of solving impossible problems.

 
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The Christian conspiracy
The Christian conspiracy

If you look at it realistically, Jesus was a very unattractive messiah to believe in. He was a peasant who lived in an obscure corner of the Roman Empire.

 
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When God gets involved
When God gets involved

‘Being’ is more important than ‘doing’ (because without a relationship with God, only death awaits). In short, whatever you do, let it be inspired by love!

 
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To sow winds, to reap tempests
To sow winds, to reap tempests

Jesus taught a spiritual lesson that we often forget: what there is inside us is what really matters.

 
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Joseph’s steward – Faithfulness
Joseph’s steward – Faithfulness

As Paul says, people ought to regard us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God (1 Corinthians 4:1).

 
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Glorious creation
Glorious creation

Everything man puts his mind to doing, no matter how good it is, cannot be compared to the wonders created by God.

 
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Suffering
Suffering

God does not blame us for turning towards him when we do not understand something

 
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Forgetting to eat
Forgetting to eat

Our food is nothing more than the daily reading of the Bible and the daily contact with God in prayer.

 
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The Media-Goliaths
The Media-Goliaths

Within an inch of victory, a very popular newspaper (a giant) makes me bite the dust, refusing the interview that it dangled in front of me.

 
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The Israeli sand partridge
The Israeli sand partridge

In other words, just as the partridge, which covers eggs that are not its own, will probably lose the chicks later on, so anyone who stores up riches that do not belong to them will end up losing everything.

 
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The Gospel according to the Spa (and Oprah)
The Gospel according to the Spa (and Oprah)

By focusing on our aspirations, resentments and grievances, the world-as-spa message exhorts us to be self-centered, begrudge the needs of others, focus on our personal freedom.

 
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A lizard in the Garden of Olives
A lizard in the Garden of Olives

In Jesus God became human, thus bringing himself into proximity with the nature that he had created. Animals were the silent witnesses of this unique and mysterious event.

 
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Sportsmanship above all
Sportsmanship above all

God has taught us to pay all that we owe, and to give honour to those who deserve it.

 
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What does resurrection mean?
What does resurrection mean?

The resurrection of Jesus is not only a victory over biological death, but a victory over global Death and over the prince of darkness.

 
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Final victory
Final victory

More than 200,000 spectators watched the final of the 1950 Football World Cup. Against all the odds Uruguay beat Brazil at home at the Maracaná stadium.

 
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Longing for death
Longing for death

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.

 
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Only a man, only a woman
Only a man, only a woman

God looks for people willing to put themselves in his hands, and go anywhere without any conditions, at whatever the cost.

 
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Change of rhythm
Change of  rhythm

The best way of resting is to have a personal and private conversation with God.

 
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The death of death
The death of death

The Christian narrative leaves us remarkably healed from fear and free to enjoy the delights of this world and long for the eternal ones.

 
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Almost
Almost

Don't stay in the "almost". Commit yourself to God today , right now Hell is full of "almost safe" people.

 
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The mountain goat
The mountain goat

The Old Testament links the health of the body with the health of the soul.

 
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Sweet Memories
Sweet Memories

Stop feeding resentment, doubt, problems and bad memories, and put a moment of gratitude in their place, of happiness...a sweet memory.

 
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Solomon’s horses
Solomon’s horses

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.

 
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Mail from Suzy
Mail from Suzy

And something happens inside little godless, lawless me: I need to know more about it.

 
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The red star
The red star

The stars, be they the celestial or the marine varieties, shine brightly or stand out against the background where they are located.

 
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To be a man is to help women flourish
To be a man is to help women flourish

A proposal has been growing on me that I believe honors the heart of mature masculinity without succumbing to Nietzsche’s übermensch, patriarchy, or gnostic sexuality.

 
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A crown of thorns
A crown of thorns

He suffered in our place, because that was what we deserved, including the crown of thorns.

 
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Closed door?
Closed door?

Whatever your fears are (timidity, challenges, etc.), here’s a piece of advice: if Jesus asks you to walk on water, don’t think about it too much, just do it…

 
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Do good and…
Do good and…

We want to do good to others, because God does good to all. It is the natural fruit of our life with God.

 
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Help
Help

God has placed people with more wisdom at our side to help us in difficult moments. Never despise his advice, given through these people.

 
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What makes a good speaker?
What makes a good speaker?

Instead of logos and pathos, Aristotle chose instead ethos: the speaker’s character.

 
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The Beard!
The Beard!

A big Harley, with a roar that would make hell tremble, is parked in front of the church door.

 
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Why do we get married?
Why do we get married?

Why is marrying-for-love so obvious to us today? There are of course many historical factors. But I wonder whether one of the most important ones isn’t a letter written many years ago.

 
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Everything is possible
Everything is possible

Begin by asking God to show us his will and then everything else will fall into place in its time.

 
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Jesus’ donkeys
Jesus’ donkeys

While horses were often used for war, donkeys were symbols of peace, which is why Christ chose to enter the capital of Israel as a gentle and humble king on the back of a donkey's colt.

 
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The lion in the pit
The lion in the pit

As soon as I arrived at the apartment, my ten year old son called out to me from his bed: - ‘Dad! Dad! I’ve got a passage from the Bible to read to you...’

 
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The four attributes of Scripture
The four attributes of Scripture

A closer look at the sufficiency, clarity, authority and necessity of Scripture.

 
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The old Chinese man’s plea
The old Chinese man’s plea

We all prayed before the computer, with its email from Beijing, opening a new door to the Holy Spirit to reach a whole country.

 
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Lose time
Lose time

When we want everything to finish quickly, it's because we are afraid of losing our victory in the last moments.

 
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Tamar - Falsely blamed
Tamar - Falsely blamed

Tamar knew what it was to be blamed for something that was not at all her fault; and that blame determined the course of her whole life.

 
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Mediocrity
Mediocrity

Being a Christian is not an excuse for mediocrity, nor is it an excuse to passively accept defeat.

 
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That people may see us
That people may see us

There is a danger that we can all fall into - to do things only for others to admire us.

 
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Something unimportant happened to me!
Something unimportant happened to me!

I am listening to Revelation 21 which talks to me about God’s house, with its foundations of precious stones... I stop: - ‘Precious stones!’

 
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The earwig
The earwig

Earwigs are calm and peaceful insects which feed on aphids and sea-slug eggs, which makes them beneficial for agriculture. 

 
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Eating reptiles
Eating reptiles

There is wisdom in the Holy Scriptures which vastly surpasses the knowledge that was available to human beings at the time!

 
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Donating blood
Donating blood

If we are not capable of giving, we have not learned what loving means.

 
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Really easy
Really easy

Jesus overcame death, when, after suffering on the cross, he came back to life, proving himself the victor when he appeared to more than five hundred people in different situations.

 
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Simeon and Levi - Violence
Simeon and Levi - Violence

Simeon and Levi are lessons to us when we are tempted to use violence - physical or verbal – to bring about what we desire (or, worse still, what we think God desires).

 
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Five in a bed
Five in a bed

These giants contemplate me scornfully from on high, looking at the little man at their feet in a monk-like silence. Who dares disturb their sleep?

 
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The Berty Family’s Incredible Date (IV)
The Berty Family’s Incredible Date (IV)

The feng shui mirrors, the statuettes of Ganesh, the Tarot games... From now on, they have no need of these lucky charms and protections, as they have all of that and morem, in Jesus alone!

 
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The Spirastrella sponge
The Spirastrella sponge

They reside in the dark rocky depths close to the shore, but when they are exposed to artificial light they show off their marvellous colours. But there is nothing ostentatious about their display.

 
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Shechem – Sex and violence
Shechem – Sex and violence

Sexual immorality really does open a doorway for the devil, not only in one’s own life, but in the whole community.

 
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A mullein flower
A mullein flower

In a world in which everything is subject to the passing of time and the inexorable entropy of decay, true wisdom consists in taking hold of that which is truly immutable and everlasting.

 
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Grown Up
Grown Up

Am I actually / really competent at anything? / How does it feel to be a grown up?

 
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A winner
A winner

A winner lives by his character, but that is not enough: he has to add training, concentration and physical condition to play in a team.

 
 

 
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Is the arrival of thousands of Muslims to Europe a threat to Christianity? What is the growth of evangelical churches in Eastern and Southern Europe? An interview with theologian and Lausanne Movement representative Lindsay Brown.

 
Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues Efraim Tendero: Relationship with Roman Catholicism and other current issues

The World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General participated in the Italian Evangelical Alliance assembly (Rome, 8-9 April). In this interview with Evangelical Focus, Bp Tendero talks about the need to listen to local churches and to face challenges like the refugee crisis and climate change. 

 
Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission Evi Rodemann: Youth and mission

“We want to see the youth not just being equipped, but also being multipliers”, Evi Rodemann director of Mission-Net. The European Congress took place in Germany from December 28 to January 2.

 
Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum Greg Pritchard: European Leadership Forum

Pritchard explains the vision of ELF, comments on the 2015 event in Poland and reflects on what it means to have an "evangelical identity".

 
Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch Pablo Martinez comments on Evangelical Focus’ launch

Author and international speaker Dr Pablo Martínez discusses the main challenges in Europe nowadays and hopes Evangelical Focus will be a useful tool to help build bridges between churches and society.

 
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I am not on sale I am not on sale

Young Christians gathered at Madrid’s central square Sol to denounce human trafficking. A flashmob highlighted the work of three evangelical NGOs which support women who escape sexual slavery in Spain.

 
Stamps to commemorate the Reformation Stamps to commemorate the Reformation

Poland, Lithuania, Namibia and Brazil are some of the countries that have issued special stamps on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 theses.

 
‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country ‘Reconciliation’ in the Basque Country

Bilbao hosted the Spanish Evangelical Alliance's annual meeting (assembly). Politicians, professors and evangelical representatives shared views on social reconciliation. The theme was also analysed from a theological perspective and in workshops. 

 
WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues WPF17: A look at the world’s current issues

A selection of pictures of World Press Photo 2017.

 
The Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible The Progress of Europe, deeply connected to Bible

Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi spoke about how the biblical worldview shaped the West. 300 professionals attended annual GBG meeting on faith and work in Cullera (Spain). Photos: J.P. Serrano, S. Vera.

 
Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016 Impressions of Lausanne's #ylg2016

Around 1,000 young Christian leaders from 150 countries are participating in the 2016 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, to reflect on global mission.

 
“Spain, we pray for you” “Spain, we pray for you”

Hundreds of evangelical Christians from many denominations marched in Madrid (Spain) to pray for their city, the authorities and asking God to bring hope to its society. Many gathered in other cities on June, 11.

 
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“It is inconsistent to say we love the Creator while we destroy His creation” “It is inconsistent to say we love the Creator while we destroy His creation”

In creation care, “we need more people who lead by example”, says well-known Brazilian politician and activist Marina Silva. 

 
Human traffickers recruit girls and boys online Human traffickers recruit girls and boys online

The new video of the European Freedom Network addresses the dangers of social media. 

 
“Remember you are dust” “Remember you are dust”

Vaughan Roberts speaks from 25 years of ministry experience to share four lessons on staying the course as a Christian, despite ongoing battles with the world, the flesh, and the devil.

 
Walk Walk

A two-minute video on the meaning of Jude 24.

 
Playmobil animation on Luther’s life Playmobil animation on Luther’s life

British video platform GoChatter uses 4,000 individual photos to create stop motion video on Martin Luther's life.

 
Individualism: from the Protestant Reformation to 21st century capitalism Individualism: from the Protestant Reformation to 21st century capitalism

Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi on how the Protestant Reformation underlined individualism as a means to please God, and how secular Europe corrupted it.

 
Students in Europe: “We are present” Students in Europe: “We are present”

A summary video of the IFES Europe conference which brought together 1,700 students from many countries in Aschaffenburg (Germany) to reflect on God's mission in society.

 
Philip Yancey interview Philip Yancey interview

An 8-minute interview with Philip Yancey on the role of Christians in a secularised society. Recorded in Madrid, September 2016.

 
An interview with Prof. John Lennox An interview with Prof. John Lennox

New atheism, the definition of "faith", Christianity in Europe, the role of the Bible in mission, and the need to listen more. An exclusive interview recorded at "Forum Apologética" (Tarragona, Spain) in May 2016.

 
 
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