I received the question today, ‘How do we know the Bible isn’t a story like Beowulf?’ The question came from a primary school child who had been learning about Beowulf that morning. It’s a good question though isn’t it? We were talking about the Gospels at the time and so we’ll limit our answer to the truth of the Gospels here as well. There are two points that are worth considering. First, sources. The opinion of most people who study the Gospels is that Mark was written first (60s AD), followed by......
‘Behind every great man lies a great woman’. A lady called Monica had a son. Being a Christian she began to pray for him from birth. Like many young people the boy grew up amid temptations in the world around and was charmed by them. She never gave up praying. She wept, she begged, she prayed. She longed for the Lord to bring her son to himself. It seemed as though he just got farther away. He rejected Christ and joined another religion. She never gave up praying. He was finally brought......
I’d heard about All Saints’ Holiday Club. All good things you understand. Upon arriving in Eastbourne it was a good way for our children to immerse themselves in Eastbourne life, as well as a good way to get to know newly met classmates who happened to be well represented. Little did I expect that four Holiday Clubs later I would be thrown into the thick of this week of madness, having to don the chainmail of the Black Knight by day and having paint thrown at me by night! It has been......
by allsaintsyak Toddlers are amazing. What’s more amazing is how excited we get about the things they do. Our hearts melt when we hear a new phrase which we didn’t know they knew. The other day I genuinely asked who a character in a book was. When I received the correct answer I was so excited I could barely sit down! It’s not that we’re impressed per se, after all, most people can name characters. We’re pleased, relatively, given their age and what we expect. I don’t know if you’ve ever stopped......