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 …

The fountain of private prosperity

Open a Bible near the centre, and you will find the Book of Psalms. In many ancient manuscripts, the first psalm in the collection was apparently unnumbered, untitled, and printed in red ink to indicate that it frames and prefaces the whole Psalter, Israel's primary songbook. Psalm 1 is both a wisdom psalm, showing us …