Interview with Steve Cooper

Transcript of an interview I recorded with Steve Cooper in December 1997: Steve Cooper leaves Queensland this month for the cool tranquillity of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. Rod Benson caught up with him as he prepared to depart after six years in the provincial city of Ipswich (in Queensland, Australia). RB: Steve, …

Then I saw a Lamb

In chapters four and five of the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John records an unfolding vision of life as it is in heaven. There is a magnificent throne on which Almighty God is seated, surrounded by 24 lesser thrones occupied by 24 elders, and four mysterious “living creatures,” ceaselessly rendering praise and thanksgiving to …

The end of union with Christ

We live in the era of the religious supermarket. Almost without exception, people claim to have a sense of spiritual identity, a need to embrace more than this external, material world. And the shelves of the religious supermarket groan under the weight of the exciting, intriguing, enlightening products and services on offer, for a price. …

The very hungry mediator

When did you last feel hungry? What you felt, medically speaking, was the effect of your gastrointestinal tract slowly emptying as sphincter muscles push food through the stomach and the small and large intestine. It’s called the migrating motor complex, triggered by release of a hormone called motilin. Next time your tummy interrupts an important …