Should the church care about social justice?

This is one of those issues that seem to split the evangelical world down the middle.  On the one hand, you can find many church websites, supported by blogs and books arguing that we should be passionate about “social justice”.  On the other hand, there are plenty of books, blogs and twitter threads arguing that… Continue reading Should the church care about social justice?

Blest is the one whose bowels move

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My friend Andrew Price drew our attention to an old Isaac Watts’ hymn recently. You will be relieved (pun not intended) to hear that it has nothing to do with bodily functions or IBS. Traditionally, when people referred to the emotions they talked not of the heart which was seen rather as the seat of… Continue reading Blest is the one whose bowels move

Good news for the childless

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Every morning we’ve been working through a Psalm. We recently read these words in Psalm 113 He raises the poor from the dust    and lifts the needy from the ash heap,8 to make them sit with princes,    with the princes of his people.9 He gives the barren woman a home,    making her the joyous mother of children.Praise the Lord![1] These… Continue reading Good news for the childless