Author Archive: EBC

Is There Hope for Peace in our World?

In the aftermath of violence and looting on the streets of Manchester in 2011, the Bishop of Manchester was interviewed on BBC news. He called for those responsible for the wanton destruction to be brought to justice – a sentiment we would all share. Toward the end of his interview he was pressed as to the causes of the […]

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Reasons to be Excited About the Book of Acts

Every book in the Bible has something to teach us and Acts is no exception. It is a particularly exciting book to study for a number of reasons: 1) It is not very well known Although the book is one of the longer books in the New Testament, it is perhaps not as well read […]

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Reaching Out to Others

I’m sure that you have a favourite verse or passage from the Bible. One of my favourites is Galatians 6:9-10 “let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all […]

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Shut the Door

Why? Imagine not talking to a friend. We all have friends, some near, some far away. It would be strange if we did not want to communicate with them – or even visit them. If we don’t nourish a friendship then it will wither and die. Have you noticed that the better you know someone […]

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Isaac and Rebekah: Faith and Favourites. Genesis 27: 1-40

Favouritism versus faith When the day came for Isaac to bestow the blessing on his eldest son, Esau, he must have known that God had broken with convention and promised priority to Jacob. This was against Isaac’s natural desire for he favoured Esau. He may have found it hard to accept something that was so […]

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