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Thursday’s Reflection

Emmanuel City Centre Key verse to learn: Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment Hebrews 9:27 (NIV) Key question to ask: Why is our desire for justice best explained by God’s Word? Extraordinary thing to say: “We’ll all get the justice we deserve one day soon!” Thursday: Read Isaiah…

Link of the week: One Minute Apologetics

Sam Allberry recommends two books that have been helpful in explaining who Jesus is and in answering common questions about Christianity. Why not have a look at some The Gospel Coalition’s other 1 minute videos exploring some of the biggest objections we encounter from those around us. A Doubter’s Guide to Jesus by John Dixon Confronting…

The Loneliness of Too Many Friends

‘Researchers at Iowa State University found that among college students, as the number of close friends they have approaches the number they think ideal, so feelings of loneliness decrease. It doesn’t matter how high or low that number is – that’s a subjective judgement – but if a person feels there is a deficit of quality relationships…

The Hope of Narnia

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight. At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more. When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death. And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.” -The Chronicles of Narnia

Pastoral Care

‘Pastoral work, I learned later, is that aspect of Christian ministry that specializes in the ordinary. It is the nature of the pastoral life to be attentive to, immersed in, and appreciative of the everyday texture of people’s lives – the buying and selling, the visiting and meeting, the going and coming.’ Eugene H Peterson, The…

The Challenge of Thinking

‘Human beings are not built to be indifferent to the waves and pulses of their social world. For most of us the question is whether we have even the slightest reluctance to drift along with the flow. The person who genuinely wants to think will have to develop strategies for recognizing the subtlest of social…