Author Archive | Peter Mead

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The Paradox of the Heart

The biblical imagery of the heart is one of the most misunderstood.  Many will assume that references to the “thoughts of the heart” mean that what is intended is the rational faculty of the mind.  Others will see the heart language in the sentimental terms dictated by the Valentine’s Day greeting card industry – syrup […]

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Foundations for a New Year

This post first appeared in the extratime blog. We’re very grateful to them for letting us re-post it here! Check out their talks page, including recordings from Cor Deo’s own David Searight and Mike Chalmers. —————————————————————————————- Another New Year, another set of resolutions?  Every January gyms sign up loads of new members, people give up […]

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Terror, Compassion and Proximity

The terror attacks in Paris last Friday have saddened us all. In a sense we know, unless we are utterly naive, that this kind of attack is on the way. Nevertheless we so quickly settle into a false sense of security when these things are not happening right where we are. I remember the morning […]

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Shot Across the Bow

Sometimes what we see in the Bible is not what we experience in everyday life.  Sometimes this is a good thing!  For instance, think about these examples: In Genesis we see that God’s response to the wickedness of the human heart is to flood the Earth and destroy every creature from the face of the […]

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god

What is God Like?

Yesterday I was given a copy of The Root of the Righteous by A.W.Tozer.  It has been a while since I read any Tozer, so I used my train journey to read a few chapters.  Many of his books are made up of brief articles he wrote for his church newsletter, so essentially he was […]

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Repentance Uncompromised

One of the greatest terms in the Old Testament prophets is the word “turn” or “repent.” The prophets spoke to a nation of God’s people who had consistently turned away from God and to others. They turned to Assyria or Egypt for support via political alliance. They turned to their own military might for confidence. […]

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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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