The Christian church is dying in the West. ... To use terminology drawn from pastoral care, the terminally sick patient is somewhere between denial and bargaining. ... The recognition that we are blind and poor and naked is the beginning of hope

Michael Riddell, Threshold of the Future, p.1

Words of Wisdom

Pray As The Spirit Leads

Pray As The Spirit Leads

Marilyn Hickey

Pray always as the Spirit leads you. Very often the Spirit leads us in prayer once we have started praying. Even as you are in the middle of a prayer, ask the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts and words. Ask Him to reveal to you what He desires to hear from you in the form of praise and thanksgiving. Ask Him to reveal to you what He desires you to...

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Resources

The Six Stages of Faith

The Six Stages of Faith

Jacqui Catcheside

Questioning? Wrestling with doubts? Feeling confused? The following chart may put things into perspective. It is a very helpful resource from Martin Scott outlining the stages of faith and doubt suggested by people like Reverend James Fowler and other research

Approaches to the Bible (Questionnaire)

Approaches to the Bible (Questionnaire)

Dan Boyle

What do you believe? Here is an interesting survey (posted below) that is looking at how we view our approaches to the Bible. The author of the study asks users to help by answering questions such as: 'How do you think m

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Books

God Is Not Mad At You

God Is Not Mad At You

Joyce Meyer

When Joyce Meyer posted 'God's not mad at you' on Facebook, she didn't realise that those five words would trigger thousands of posts of gratitude and relief. She had obviously hit a nerve.  'Where does this concept of God come from?' she asks in the introduction. 'Perhaps from an angry parent who was difficult to please. Or the pain of re...

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