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Covid-19. How to pray?

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 offer some ways to pray in the current crisis. As well

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Picking grains on the Sabbath

The Gospels record six disputes between Jesus and the Pharisees over the observance of the Sabbath. Five concern healing. The sixth, reported by both Matthew (12:1-8) and Luke (6:1-5), centres around the disciples picking grain on a Sabbath and opens

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A disciplined community

This is the first of a series of articles that draw on the thought of some well-known past and present theologians, from outside the ‘evangelical tradition’, to provide some guidance as we seek to remain faithful to Jesus and practise

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Three types of ministry

Many years ago I heard someone give a word about attitudes to ministry which made an impression on me at the time and has stayed with me ever since. The essence of this word was that there are basically three

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What is effective prayer?

James reminds us that, “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective”, but I have to confess that I much prefer the way the translators of the King James Bible put it, “The effectual fervent prayer of a

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Exile and hope

This article appears in the most recent issue of Village Link. To subscribe to Village Link and read the other articles in this issue and receive future issues, please contact us. In the Lord I put my trust; how can

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