Hashkama #48 - The Battered of Britain

Plans put in place have been mainly ineffective in battling the forces of nature as the rains come down and the floods come up. Environmental elites are incompetent getting wrong most of the decisions they have made, according to the individuals that are suffering the consequences of flooded homes and communities. Reports state those men working at ground level are excellent and are working very hard to improve things, but they have to do what they are told by their bosses who are getting it horribly wrong.

Hashkama #47 - Be of Good Courage

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalm 24:4-5)

The world and much of the Church today are bereft of truth. Today’s world is built upon lies, deception and propaganda, and that is not anything new; it began in the Book of Genesis and in the Garden of Eden.

Hashkama #44 - Questions & Answers

In 2008, historian, Meir Abelson was asked by a radio station in Miami to give a telephone interview lasting an hour to mark Israel's 60th birthday. He was given 12 questions to which he had to give concise answers. Question 1 was a very short answer on the Balfour Declaration, so here, we are including questions (and concise answers) 2 – 12.

Question 2: What was the initial reaction of the Arabs to the possibility that a Jewish State could be re-established?

Gwen Staveley

I am a wife and mother of three, was born and worked in Africa ,the daughter of missionary parents. I completed theological studies with a focus on interpretation of texts, but more recently (in the last 2 decades) found God speaking to me about the Jewish and Hebraic roots of the Bible and of the faith which has been dear to me for many, many years. I feel immensely relieved that I have been less steeped in Greek theological thinking than I might have been had God not provided wonderful Biblical teaching from a messianic Jewish rabbi.

For such is the Kingdom of Heaven - considering the value of a child

As we draw close to another year’s end the gloom of winter is lightened by the celebration of Christmas. Whilst there may be disagreement about the actual time of year when Jesus came into the world as a helpless baby, the important fact remains that He came as Immanuel (God with us). The birth of any baby is a source of joy for most families, and with the arrival of a new-born the inevitable speculation of what the future will hold for them. For each new life is a gift from God (Psalm 127:3) and a life with potential. Whilst that potential may vary dependent on genetic, perinatal, and environmental factors, each human being is made in God’s image and precious to Him (Psalm 139:13-16).

Jon Cluett

Jon is the Pastor of The Church at Stirling, in central Scotland. He came to faith at a young age and moved to Stirling in 1998 to study Environmental Science at the University of Stirling (BSc, PhD). During his study he became aware of the influence of the Greek mind-set on the interpretation of scripture and its influence and dangers such as in Replacement Theology, and he was forced to re-evaluate many of his theological positions.