The Tragedy of Halloween

Hallo[A guest post by Rev Canon J.John - www.philotrust.com]

The bizarre preoccupation with Halloween shows no sign of abating. Indeed, the enthusiasm with which some shops are marketing this celebration of evil, death and the occult suggests that their owners are banking on huge sales of pumpkins, masks and witches’ hats..… Read the rest

Turning Worry into Trust

Trust
Jesus once said to his disciples, "Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me (John 14:1)." In the Message Bible, Eugene Peterson translates Jesus' statement this way: "Don't let this throw you. You trust God, don't you?Read the rest

Parables of the Growing Kingdom (Pt.2)

MustardThe Parable of the Mustard Seed (Luke 13:18-19)

The mustard seed was the smallest known seed in Palestine at the time (about a millimetre in diameter). It had become proverbial in that culture for ‘smallness’ (see Matthew 17:20). Over time it would normally grow to a bush or tree of about 2 metres in height (though some say up to 3 or even 5 metres).… Read the rest

Communion on the Moon

ComA few months ago I was privileged to meet Charlie Duke, the tenth person to have walked on the moon. At the event I attended, he shared some amazing stories about his experiences in space. What was most moving for me, was hearing him speak about his conversion story and his current relationship with Jesus Christ.… Read the rest

Leadership Quotes (Pt.4)

LeadershipAnd finally …

31. "Probably my best quality as a coach is that I ask a lot of challenging questions and I let the person come up with the answer." Phil Dixon

32. "The quality of the leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves." Ray Kroc

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Leadership Quotes (Pt.3)

LeadershipSome more leadership quotes:

21. "Nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln

22. "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson

23.… Read the rest