Category Archives: Seeking and Finding

‘Certainty, certainty…’

The French philosopher, mathematician and scientist, Blaise Pascal, is considered one of history’s dozen most brilliant minds. But Pascal found his greatest truth in his experiences of faith. One evening he felt the reality of Jesus Christ in such intensity … Continue reading

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Blinded by the confines of their own intellects

The Russian novelist Dostoevsky once said: ‘He who desires to see the living God face to face should not seek him in the empty firmament of his mind, but in love.’ The great mistake of the current crop of fundamentalist … Continue reading

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Don’t argue, just try it

Josh McDowell says that people often refuse to believe that which they don’t want to believe in spite of evidence to the contrary. When the first Europeans settled in Australia they found a mammal which laid eggs, spent some time … Continue reading

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If you really exist, let me know

I got an email recently from a person I hadn’t seen for thirty years. I first met her when she was quietly going mad because of loneliness, separated from everyone she knew. We became good friends; but the one thing … Continue reading

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Missing the things we want most, even when we already have them

Russell H Conwell, in his famous lecture entitled Acres of Diamonds, tells the story of a Pennsylvania farmer who became obsessed with oil exploration, then sold his farm and went off to Canada to prospect for it. However, the man … Continue reading

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Gambling for big stakes

A group of atheists have been paying for ads on buses telling people that there might not be a God so stop worrying. Well, believing there is a God who cares for me is the very thing that keeps me … Continue reading

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Touching the invisible

The capacities of various creatures to connect with their environment is truly amazing. We only perceive thirty percent of the range of the sun’s light, and one seventieth of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy, but many animals do much better. … Continue reading

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