Category Archives: Jesus

But on a day like this!

The account of how Jesus appeared to two disciples on the lonely road to Emmaus is one of the most poignant stories in the Bible, and reminds us of the Easter message that no matter who we are or what … Continue reading

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“No matter how hard they try, they can’t get rid of the Cross!”

During those dark years when atheistic Communism dominated East Germany, there was a symbol which brought hope and comfort to many who had refused to abandon their faith. It was a huge TV tower built to broadcast atheistic propaganda. Near … Continue reading

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Takeovers

In the world of business, it sometimes happens that a failing corporation gets taken over by another that’s not much better, and both of them go under. On the other hand, a strong company may take over one with serious … Continue reading

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What is success?

Malcolm Muggeridge was one of the most successful journalists of the twentieth century. For much of his life he was an agnostic, but an experience he had while making a documentary on the life of Jesus turned him into a … Continue reading

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With us in our triumphs and in our despair

A friend told me about a girls’ soccer final. At full time the score was even. So, they had a penalty shoot out to. The girl who took the kick for his team was a good kid whose dream was … Continue reading

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There a few things lovelier than candlelight

There a few things lovelier than candlelight. When we want to create a romantic mood nothing does it better. When we want to remember a loved one, nothing expresses our feelings more deeply than lighting a candle. One candle is … Continue reading

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The story may start with prejudice … but

There’s a tendency to discount the Bible because of odd verses in the Old Testament that don’t fit modern ideas. But one of the basic rules of understanding is that you have to look at the whole story, not just … Continue reading

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