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

The Canon of the New Testament

The Canon of the New Testament

F.F Bruce

The historic Christian belief is that the Holy Spirit, who controlled the writing of the individual books, also controlled their selection and collection, thus continuing to fulfil our Lord's promise that He would guide His disciples into all the truth. This, however, is something that is to be discerned by spiritual insight, and not by historical ...

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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

The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning

The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning

Jonathan Sacks

The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning  Johnathan Sacks connects science and religion together. Offering analysis of the arguments of militant athiests and exploring how religion has been valued in human culture. He uses a range of comparisions from different cultures and explores the history of langu...