Used with permission New Year’s has come and many of us have probably planned out what we are going to do for the whole year. I can imagine a list of ‘do’s and don’ts’, maybe a plan for a vacation, or a plan for different activities. We spend so much time and plan hard
Recently, a multitasking supercomputer that mimics the human brain was switched on It’s called the SpiNNaker Computer (photo), and it’s a $20 million project first conceived in England 20 years ago. It took 10 years to build SpiNNaker, which has a million core processors and can send billions of small pieces of information to different
Dear fellow preacher When I was a boy, a teacher at my school once told us that lesser experienced hockey players liked playing with more experienced ones, so that they could improve their skills. That was over 50 years ago and I have yet to see the truth of what he said fail. The Bible
Used with permission The first twelve verses of Matthew chapter 2 tell us the story about the wise men from the east who knew about the birth of the King of the Jews. We know nothing about their names, how many they were, their means of transportation, nor the place from which they came.
Dear fellow preacher, Like you, I’m always looking to improve and grow as a preacher and as a leader, and a hard lesson for me to learn (and to keep learning!) is Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. There are many good preachers out there who are the
In early September, a thunderstorm had knocked out the power to a small neighbourhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and so, a family of 4 drove to the Home Depot to buy some back-up lighting, only to find they were closed. Returning home, they remembered seeing what they thought were some old candles in the basement, which
Dear fellow preacher, Back in June of 1981, I entered full-time ministry as a 25 year-old Independent Baptist, and I struggled hard for the following 7 years to build a church for God. In January of 1988 we had just finished a couple days of special revival meetings, and I was sitting alone in my
Used with permission Words are not just mere sounds we can hear from another person’s mouth. Words can influence others because they have real power. When God created the heaven and earth, the Bible says that He used spoken words (Hebrews 11:3). It was through His words that everything came into existence out of nothing.
Yellowstone National Park in the USA is nearly 3,500 sq. miles of wilderness and recreation area and features the famous geyser, ‘Old Faithful’. However, the Park happens to be sitting on top of a volcanic ‘hotspot’, which has recently been in the news. Experts claim that the hot spot is a super-volcano (one of the
Used with permission During Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry, many followed Him wherever He went. From place to place, multitudes followed Jesus Christ for what they could get from Him. People were captivated by Jesus’ provision of food, His healing of the sick, and other marvelous works He did for them. But Jesus knew their hearts.