Betty’s Butter

Betty’s Butter

Betty bought a bit of butter and that bit of butter was a bitter bit of butter. So Betty bought a better bit of butter and beat it with the bitter bit of butter to make the bitter bit of butter, better.

The Peace of God Awaits

The Peace of God Awaits

In our turbulent world, surrounded by growing conflicts and uncertainty, people seek solace in many ways. Yet sadly they fail to find that true, deep, inner peace they so need. People engage in all manner of activities, hobbies, forms of service or work, addictions...

First and Second Encounter

First and Second Encounter

Dan Holland reflects on the challenges of cross-cultural encounter Flashpoints Roughly a year ago I led a weekend mission in Peterborough where long time TFMers pastor the hosting church. It was, overall, a good weekend within the lockdown restrictions. One thing that...

Faith

Faith

‘Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible’. Corrie Ten Boom Types of faith Libraries are filled with books about faith, and rightly so. It’s a noble subject and THE great theme of the Bible. It is both a gift and a fruit of the...

An Inoffensive Gospel is No Gospel At All

An Inoffensive Gospel is No Gospel At All

To offend or not to offend... “We need to be less confrontational in our evangelism efforts.  We need to avoid offending people.  You catch more flies with honey that with vinegar, after all.” I’ve heard this a thousand times. Sometimes, a fellow-believer expresses...

The New Gnosticism

The New Gnosticism

An interesting Roman Catholic view of the state or the world today A fascinating and insightful article that explains a lot of what is happening right now: https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2011/05/02/the-new-gnosticism/.

The Gift of Healing

The Gift of Healing

The Gift of Healing Simon Pease gives some personal reflections (reused from Sword Magazine, with thanks). Foundations conference One of our best-known contributors to Sword Magazine once attended a particular training session on healing after I endorsed it.  Shortly...

Book Review – Babel Versus Bible

Babel Versus Bible Peter Sammons reviews a valuable new book Big questions David Lambourn has a (God-given) gift for tackling vital faith subjects. His first book, "But Is He God?" is the best book I've read on the Trinity and the deity of Messiah Jesus. His second...

Bridging the unbridgeable gulf

Bridging the unbridgeable gulf

Bridging the unbridgeable gulf Peter Sammons considers - what is the good news? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Kingdom is near What did Jesus say is the good news? Jesus said:   Matt 4:17 (Kingdom near) Matt 6:...

The Prince of Peace

The Prince of Peace

Given that the world right now is staring at the possibility of significant warfare, and hearing bellicose noises from China, we are reminded that Jesus said there would be wars and rumours of war until He returns to this world to rule in righteousness (Matthew 24:6)....

Hope Beyond Hell?

Hope Beyond Hell?

Hope Beyond Hell? Jack Zavada reflects on 'Universalism'   What is Universalism? Universalism teaches all people will be 'saved'. Other names for this doctrine are universal restoration, universal reconciliation, universal restitution, and universal salvation....

An Evolving Narrative – Pt 6

An Evolving Narrative – Pt 6

Simon Pease in an 8- part series considers how understanding of prophecy ‘evolves’   The salvation story – an evolving narrative The Bible opens with the dramatic events of Genesis, describing in rapid succession God’s creation of the universe, our world, the...

The Skunk Boys

The Skunk Boys

Mr and Mrs Skunk had two little boys, one called ‘In’ and one called ‘Out’. One day ‘In’ and ‘Out’ went out and after a little while ‘Out’ came in. Mrs Skunk said to ‘Out’, “where’s ‘In’, ‘Out’”? So ‘Out’ said “‘In’s out”. Mrs Skunk said to ‘Out’ “ ‘Out’, you had...

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