Category Archives: pain

religious News: From Tractor Pulls to Petrol Bombs

A schoolboy argument over a tractor has led to a Christian village in Pakistan being looted and burned. Lahore, July 2 : Over six hundred Muslims attacked Christians in Bahmniwala village in Kasur District of Pakistan after local mosques urged … Continue reading

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History Screensaver: Tears for Galileo

21 June, 1633 – Galileo forced to deny that the Earth revolves around the Sun by the Inquisition What modern rights and truths are being squashed by the Church today?

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4 Minute Daily devotions: Prisoner for Christ

Our government is concerned about torturing terrorists over here, but what about human rights abuses taking place against Christians in China? Click on Podcast version here Deuteronomy 26:6 But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, putting us to … Continue reading

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Good Friday Devotion – Dying Faith

Luke 23:44-46 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a … Continue reading

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Holy Week Devotions: Christ’s Last Seven Words from the Cross (1)

(For the next seven days, Presbyterian Bloggers are posting daily devotions about Christ’s Last Words from the Cross. Some of their regular contributors – Sarah, Jody, Doug & myself – will be writing them. If you have any comments, meditations, … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: Elizabeti

Lamentations 5:7 Our fathers sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment. Last summer, my youngest daughter Lauren went on a mission trip to Tabora, Tanzania. She wanted to work with children who were orphaned due to the … Continue reading

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4 Minute Devotions: World AIDS Day – Past Mistakes

Today is World AIDS Day, a day of supporting those who suffer from HIV and a time to seek a cure. It’s also a day when the Christian Church needs to repent of our unpleasant and uncaring past.   Revelation … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 08

Chapter 10: Wade in the Water   P140    What Jesus had been suggesting, Mack finally allowed into his consciousness. He was talking about walking across on the water. Jesus, anticipating his hesitation, asserted, “C’mon, Mack. If Peter can do it…” … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack 05

Chapter 6: A Piece of Pi   P88      God: or if you don’t want to do that, you can do whatever you want.   Q: is this what is meant by free will? What does it mean to you?   … Continue reading

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Book Study: The Shack (04)

< Chapter 5: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner   P67      Perhaps there is a suprarationality: reason beyond the normal definitions of fact or data-based logic; something that only makes sense if you can see a bigger picture of reality. Maybe … Continue reading

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