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Reading Esther 1 with Peter Adam

Esther is a pretty difficult book to preach. It’s set in an obscure time in history; it doesn’t mention God; it’s largely narrative with little theological reflection; and the story takes a while to get going. And on top of that, its first chapter records some pretty negative treatment of […]

What is our blind spot?

In chapel today, Peter Adam preached against Freemasonry. He does not see it as a club or a community group or a situation you just sort of drift into. It’s a belief system (though some may not call it that) with deliberate vows and curses. He preached that they have […]

Shape for praying

I’m a little uneasy in posting this one.  I could appear pious.  Or I could appear weak and fallible, which would make me seem even more pious.  I just hope, if you read on, that you’ll find some encouragement.  If a ‘prayer life’ sounds big or fancy to you, I […]