By ROSARIA BUTTERFIELD Over the years, we have come to learn this. What stops us from practicing hospitality is our plenty, not our lack. We have too much, and we love too much what we have. Statistics have borne out this truth: meagre homes and poor churches give and gather more; wealthy homes and upscale churches horde and micromanage more.
Two of our most popular ever Short Answers have been about Easter. As we approach the Easter season, enjoy these—but why not share them on social media, or show them to friends, colleagues and family as discussion starters?
In the last few weeks I have also had the incredibly exciting opportunity of going and speaking at Edinburgh University. This time though, it was not at any of the campus Christian groups, but at the Edinburgh University Islamic Society. The way that meeting came about is hilarious!
I always get nervous when Christians just react to Islam, saying ‘Islam is to be feared’ or whatever, rather than seeing that Muslims are people who need Christ explained to them in a way that is compelling and compassionate.
Why bother with apologetics?.... The Bible commands it, the culture demands it, the Church needs it, and the results confirm it. By TIM BARNETT
Andy Bannister recently appeared on Cameron Stout's radio show, to talk about music, life, faith and meaning. Enjoy the show!
I’ve just got back from doing a mission in Plymouth, and it was an amazing week. I spoke 21 times in 6 days and although it was exhausting, it was incredibly exciting! We were mostly involved in outreach and had the privilege of speaking in schools, in universities, and evangelistic settings, and also on BBC …
Christians want to share their faith in Jesus with others. ANDREW ROYCROFT explains why a renewed vision of the church as a community is essential for that to happen, and how a depleted vision of church, makes it harder.
Phil's faith was tried and tested when his Dad died suddenly when he was 21. The result is that today he has an infectious enthusiasm for Jesus. Read his story in his own words. New on the Solas blog.
By GAVIN MATTHEWS - One of the key words Jesus used is now considered taboo in our culture, and an embarassment in our churches. Can we recover its life-giving meaning?