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‘Let no one who is not eager for truth and peace enter here’ (Plato)

Articles on this site express varying points of view, to encourage mature thinking on serious issues. The assumption is that you will want to study a controversial topic from various angles before you arrive at a conclusion, rather than simply believe what someone told you when you were impressionable! (So some stuff here is ‘hot’. Proceed at your own risk!). See the Statement of Faith for John Mark Ministries' theological stance.

Fasting may be good for you…

Manage hyper-consumption with the ‘modern’ fast Date January 24, 2015 Time to take a digital fast? How do we cope in a world full of constant reminders to eat more junk food, drink more alcohol, have more friends, read more, post more, text more, and tweet more? One emerging way of managing hyper-consumption is the […]



Prayer for Leroy’s Hearing…

A Special Need Prayer Request In a Detroit church one

A Little Journey into Mystical Reality

(Or, what we don’t know can hurt us;

Sportspeople/athletes praying for success. What do you think about that?

Oh God, Please Let My Team Win. Please. Amen. by JOSEPH L. PRICE Thursday | July 17 2014 More than half of Americans believe that divine forces play a role in the outcome of sporting events (according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute conducted prior to this year

Aaronic Blessing: the best (English) rendition?

A good friend’s wife is about to ‘pass over’ into the glorious immediate presence of her Lord.

Prayer in Schools

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said, ‘Let me see if I’ve got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love […]

Pray for the World – every day!

Each day I pray for a country/ people somewhere. Today (7 May 2014): the sad country/people of Guatemala: Sins of the past – recognised, repented of and reparations made. Most notably this includes the terrible mistreatment of the indigenous population and a generation of war with atrocities on both sides. The part played by the […]

Aboriginal Reconciliation

Some notes of a talk I gave in various places after a pilgrimage to Flinders Island. by ROWLAND CROUCHER Cain said to his brother Abel,

Serenity Prayer

Reinhold Niebuhr: God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, […]