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Ed Shaw


‘The New Testament without the miracles would be far easier to believe. But the trouble is, it would not be worth believing.’ J. Gresham Machen, Christianity and Liberalism, p.103.

Link of the Week: Psalms of Ascent Devotional

During the election campaign, we will be using some of these Psalms of Ascents to help guide our prayers. As our current political landscape prompts very different reactions in our churches, we can use these Psalms to pray for ourselves, our fellow believers, and for our country. These Psalms will also help us to ​“fix our…

Sunday’s Reflection

Emmanuel City Centre Key verse to learn: The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. Psalm 23:1 (NIV) Key question to ask: What’s sex got to do with singleness? Extraordinary thing to say: “My sexuality helps me grasp God’s love for me!” Sunday: Read Matthew 1:18-25. Pray for Ben Maynard preaching on Christmas to us…


‘The worst sin is prayerlessness. Overt sin…or the glaring inconsistencies which often surprise us in Christian people are the effect of this, or its punishment…Not to want to pray, then, is the sin behind sin.’ PT Forsyth in Timothy Keller, Prayer, p.121.

Jesus is Kanye’s King

Kanye West’s new album has caused a bit of a stir recently with many of us unsure whether to be sceptical or celebrate in response. Here’s a great article from Heirs Magazine reminding us of the need to pray whatever we think. Jesus is Kanye’s King

How To Change

‘True behaviour change is identity change. You might start a habit because of motivation, but the only reason you’ll stick with one is that it becomes part of your identity.’  James Clear, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, p.34.