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Some years ago I was preaching on Pentecost and at the end of the service a young man came up to me with blazing eyes. “Are you saying I...

“You, who dwell in the gardens with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice.” (Song of Songs 8:13)

Our godly ancestors thought of the Song of Songs as the central book of the Bible...

Now that I am leading life at a much gentler tempo, (having joined The Stewards’ Trust some sixty years ago), I often find it helpful to listen to the Daily Service, (Radio 4LW 9.45-10.00 a.m. ...

I’ve never been very good at doing ‘quiet times’. I used to feel a lot of pressure to do them but in the last couple of years my attitude towards them has changed. Well, rather my attitude towards...

Those of us who follow Jesus might agree that our primary aim is to grow in our knowledge and understanding of God, and to participate in his plan to bring His Kingdom into our sphere of life in a...

Living in Manenberg is one of God’s great kindnesses to me. Living with gangsters and addicts has taught me to pray. Daily we are up against a fair amount of chaos, both external and internal, and...

I have a strong memory of a specific place in my primary school where I met God. I guess I was about 9 years old.  I think I had been asking God to reveal himself to me, and then, just in a moment...

This Lent I intend to spend more time praying and less time rushing. 

My normal mode of prayer, I’m ashamed to say, is to ask God for help for myself and others. This is at odd moments, or...

One of the first prayers I ever prayed was for a baby sister (after three brothers) and I will always remember how amazing it was when Portia was born and the reality of seeing how God had heard...

I want to be a prayerful person. I know prayer makes all the difference and I want to actually pray when I say I will. It is so easy to offer the reassurance of praying for others but then get...

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