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Why Didn’t God Reboot?

I recently upgraded the operating system on my computer. Frustratingly I now have a computer that freezes periodically. The only solution appears to be reaching for the power button for an enforced reboot. God created humanity and soon saw them corrupted by sin. It was not gradual. We read of the fall into sin in […]

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Present Tense Spirituality

This post was originally posted on the Union website, which contains a lot of resources we would encourage you to check out.   ——————————- Losing a present tense spirituality is dangerous. In Psalm 73, public figure Asaph lost a present tense spirituality and felt dangerously compromised. He could say the words – God is good […]

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Holy and Blameless Before Him

There are lots of debates about how sanctification works. Presumably because the common views don’t work. What are the common views? In simplistic terms there are essentially two: one is that sanctification is by my personal effort, the other is some variation on the notion that it either doesn’t matter or that God will do […]

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Easter, For Me

When it comes to Easter, we are truly spoiled. Even though the Bible is a huge collection of documents, most of biblical history is covered in sweeping narratives, or glimpses into specific occasions. But once we come to Easter, we have four accounts that give great detail about that week leading up to the crucifixion […]

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How do you Pray for Fellow Believers?

This post was originally written by Peter for Biblical Preaching. We hope you visit it and enjoy. —————– There is a strange phenomena in the church when it comes to praying for people.  Obviously this is a generalisation, but I have observed it enough to suggest that it may be a pattern. When people become […]

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Space to Dream

We live in a world that seems to go faster every year. The phone in my pocket is faster than any computer I’d ever met just a few years ago. Emails, facebook updates, tweets, and so on, just keep coming faster and faster. I don’t want to sound critical about technology and the information age […]

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Consumer Sheep Consumer Shepherd

I have seen a lot written about consumerism in the church, but it always seems to focus on the sheep. Churches feel increasingly pressured to vie for the loyalty of attenders by means of tailored worship experiences, styles of preaching, and so on. Meanwhile, as churches give the best fare they can generate, the majority […]

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Why would God Wipe Tears?

It is a famous biblical phrase, but have we stopped to consider what it is saying?   “The Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces…” Isaiah writes this in what you might call the “song of the banquet hall.” Let’s consider the context before we probe the point I want to underline in this […]

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The Greatest Peril for Bible Churches?

Mark’s all-action Gospel is interrupted twice by blocks of teaching from Jesus.  The first, in chapter 4, feels so familiar.  A man went out to sow.  (Yes, we know that one.)  One type of seed, four types of soil, most unfruitful, only good soil really gives life, etc.  It is a familiar passage.  It is […]

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Glen Scrivener Interviews Peter Mead

Glen Scrivener is a good friend of Cor Deo.  Every year Glen joins us for a day during the full-time course and shares with the team about the Gospel and evangelism.  Back in 2012 he spoke at our Delighted by God conference in London.  Here is his latest episode of The Evangelists Podcast in which […]

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