When Ora is Labora

Monasteries were known (and are still known) as places of prayer. In Latin, prayer is ora. The monasteries were also places of work, labora. The life of the monks, then, was ora et labora, prayer and work. If we know anything about prayer, it is often the case that the...

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Devotional – “Its Alive!” (20 May 2018)

For those of us who’ve been Christians for a long time, we can sometimes come to the Bible as though it’s got nothing new to teach us. A few weeks ago, I was preparing to preach on Rahab and the spies in Joshua 2. It’s a Sunday School favourite. I’ve...

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