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Hair, Hats and Headship

Hair, Hats and Headship

A very well-known and experienced pastor warned me many years ago about 1 Corinthians 11. He warned me that there is no passage in the Bible which arouses such passions among evangelical Christians. He told me of his own experience.

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Happy with my hymnbook

Happy with my hymnbook

A few weeks ago I was at a conference. It was excellent. The accommodation was good and the food was plentiful. It was good to catch up with old friends and to make some new ones. And there was a lovely unity. Those who chaired sessions or spoke were united in their emphasis on the central truths of the gospel. The doctrine of God’s sovereignty came through powerfully in session after session. The worship was reverent. The preaching was earnest, passionate, winsome. The conference did me good.

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We would see Jesus?

We would see Jesus?

I’ve been searching the internet to buy a present for Christian friends who have two small children.  I was looking for a book they could use to introduce their children to the Bible: a “children’s Bible”, or at least a book of Bible stories. 

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A View from the Piano

A View from the Piano

Most people have probably never thought about what it’s like to be an accompanist – to play the piano or another instrument whilst we sing to God. That’s because most of us don’t have to do it. But even those of us who do play don’t always think carefully about what we are doing or trying to achieve. For most people, when first asked to accompany the congregation, it’s a terrifying prospect; your greatest concern is to get through without making any mistakes and embarrassing yourself. …

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Singing Psalms

Singing Psalms

On Sunday evenings we are studying the psalms together. I’m planning to cover the first twenty or so. The psalms were never intended just to be read, either silently or aloud. They’re not merely poems – they are songs. The book of psalms was the hymnbook of ancient Israel. So, if aiming to get the full impact of the psalms, emotionally as well as intellectually, it’s important that we sing them together.

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