Sofia’s Story 5: Three Little Words

The letter lay unobtrusively on the doormat, shrouding its contents in the nondescript white envelope. Her mind, distracted by the day's activities, barely registered its solemnity as she opened it. So the words struck hard, thudding through her until all…

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Q Marks The Spot: Treasure Map 128 (June 2019)

Sacred Treasure Jeremy Marshall was a senior British banker - until he was informed about his terminal cancer with 18 months to live. It's now 4 years on - a remarkable testimony in The SpectatorAnd while on the theme, here's…

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Q Marks The Spot – Treasure Map 124 (February 2019)

Sacred Treasure Only just discovered the Visual Commentary on Scripture this week - WOW! Something that only the internet can make possible! Lots to explore here... Sam Allberry is onto something very important here: why do churches end up with…

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OUT NOW! Colossians and Philemon for YOU!

Just like buses, innit. But weirdly enough, I've got another book out this year - very different from anything I've done before, and certainly different from the previous one.  But Colossians, as well as its baby brother Philemon, have been…

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Q Marks The Spot – Treasure Map 114 (February 2018)

Sacred Treasure David Robertson is often uncomfortably provocative - but he's probably on the money here: 10 'prophecies' for the church in 2018 An inspiring new tradition in LA, an annual Christmas performance of Handel's Messiah by the homeless, those with…

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Power 2: The miasma of power abuse

To assume that what is going on with Trump, Weinstein, Spacey et al is 'merely' about transgressing sexual boundaries is woefully inadequate and patronising. Is not good enough to head off for some therapy at a health spa either, as…

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The Black Dog (10 years on) 7: SOME TOP TIPS…

As I wrap this little sequence of ruthless self-exposure up, various omissions and oddities have occurred to me, so the easiest thing is probably to string them together in a miscellany that’s almost Pauline in its randomness (though naturally without his claims to authority). (more…)

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