Biography

The fellowship of the dead

I wonder if any genre has so much to offer the believer as biography. There is wonderful fellowship to be had among those whose lives ended even before ours began. Muster of the dead Hundreds of lives have been recorded. People whose faith and joy in God changed our nation

By |2021-11-25T11:34:28+10:0011 September, 2012|

When God hurts us

I spoke at a family camp at Crystal Creek Christian Camp over the weekend. If you've ever been there, you know the blessing it is to fellowship with God's people around the word in such beautiful surroundings. In one of my sessions, I spoke about the night Jacob encountered God

By |2021-11-25T14:28:31+10:004 October, 2011|

Free to Forgive

I read Corrie Ten Boom's life story The Hiding Place when I was a boy. I remember being moved by her family's courage in sheltering Jews during the Nazi occupation, until they were betrayed and arrested in 1944. The family was separated and sent to prison camps. Her father died

By |2022-04-05T19:01:18+10:009 March, 2011|

Watch This Space

I’ve spent the past two months researching the lives of Fred and Sybil Pucknell. Not a minute has been wasted. Not one email or one letter. I have enjoyed receiving every piece of the puzzle. I have been thrilled when someone has given me information and it has linked with

By |2022-03-22T16:54:28+10:0023 November, 2010|

As Unto The Lord

  He was born in 1898 in London, England. While studying engineering, World War One was devastating countries, people’s ideals and families. The Army Flying Corp which later became the Royal Air Force became his home and occupation for the next few years. But the highlight of his time in

By |2022-03-22T16:56:00+10:0016 November, 2010|

Moving Men

Hudson Taylor Part 2 ‘To me it was a very grave matter,’ he (Hudson Taylor) wrote that winter, ‘to contemplate going out to China, far from all human aid, there to depend upon the living God alone for protection, supplies and help of every kind. I felt that one’s spiritual

By |2022-03-22T16:59:39+10:0019 October, 2010|

The Making of a Missionary

Hudson Taylor Part 1 Many years ago I read “Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret” (Dr and Mrs Howard Taylor, Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, 1989) It was just what I needed. It was full of treasured stories and letters and mostly focused on the events in his life when he learnt

By |2022-03-22T17:04:37+10:0012 October, 2010|

Reflections from “Shadow of the Almighty” (Jim Elliot)

Today’s post comes from my good friend Dan Roland. Dan is serving on pastoral staff in Colorado. Audrey (his wife) is an amazing musician and they have one energetic son. I have been reading "Shadow of the Almighty" about Jim Elliot and I have had to consider my relationship with

By |2022-04-05T18:11:48+10:0011 March, 2010|
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