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Pray for Sudan

Many readers of this blog will be aware of my long links with both Sudan and South Sudan. I spent several years travelling in and out of both Khartoum and Juba, before and after the South seceded, and still maintain links with believers in both countries, mainly through my dear friend Bishop John Kongi, who…

The Gospel

I have been done some preparatory work for a lecture on What is the Gospel? and have been struck by the variety of ways in which that word is used in the New Testament. The noun – euangelion – comes 96 times throughout the New Testament; three quarters of those occurrences being in Paul’s letters.…

Ezra’s Example

In his devotional comment on Ezra 7:10 – “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” – Don Carson highlights a danger for students of the Scriptures: Ezra devoted himself to the observance of the Law. For…