Covid-19. How to pray?

‘The effective prayer of a righteous man avails much’ (James 5:16). Covid-19 and the response to it are profoundly impacting the lives of all, both rural and urban, and, more than ever, prayer must be our first resort. Below, I

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Covid-19. Is there any word from the Lord?

  This was the question King Zedekiah asked the prophet Jeremiah when their nation was in profound crisis (Jeremiah 37:17). And it is surely also a question many are asking in our present crisis. Jeremiah’s answer to Zedekiah and to

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Covid-19. ‘The Lord reigns’

Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you (Jeremiah 32:17, NIV). If the overarching trajectory of Jeremiah’s message was one of hope, it was

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Covid-19. Seeds of Prayer

‘Hope for the Countryside’ is a partnership between Village Hope, Agricultural Christian Fellowship, World Prayer Centre and Top Barn Trust. The partnership’s aim is to inform, mobilise and resource prayer for the rural communities and churches of our nation, especially

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Covid-19. Hope from the countryside

One of the most positive benefits of lockdown has been a new appreciation of nature. Skies have become bluer, the air cleaner, the roads quieter and wildlife more visible. And people have noticed. For example, in a survey conducted in

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Covid-19. The Matrix Uploaded!

  We have all been uploaded to the Matrix! Given the enduring symbolic and didactic popularity of the Matrix, including among Christian thinkers and writers,1)The Matrix incorporates and explores many religious and philosophical themes through its symbols, allusions and story

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Covid-19. ‘For all who are in authority’.

  Jesus Christ….  has made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father (Revelation 1:5-6) Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who

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Covid-19. Hidden agenda & conspiracy theories

Following comments in the article, ‘Covid-19. What are the ‘prophets’ saying?‘, here are some further reflections on ‘hidden agenda and conspiracy theories’. As I pointed out in that article, allegations, theories and ‘exposés’ of conspiracies are by no means an

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Covid-19. Meeting places & sacred spaces.

  In my recent articles, ‘the matrix uploaded’ and ‘locked down, but not locked out’, I commented on our current ‘exile’ in cyberspace and cyberchurch, and urged caution, or at least some thoughtful reflection, as regards our relationship with the

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Covid 19. In your patience, possess your souls

As the ‘second wave’ of Covid-19 intensifies, nearly one quarter of the UK’s population is back under lockdown and much of the rest of the country is threatened with it. So far, rural areas are less affected, but everywhere is

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