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Dr Patrick Sookhdeo

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Dr Patrick Sookhdeo is the International Director of Barnabas Fund and the Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life.
Gracious Lord, When war and violence surroundYour people,When death is on every sideAnd man has ceased to be hisbrother’s keeper,Our times are in Your hands. When disease stalks the land, A pestilence that strikes without warning,When sickness and sorrow fill the...
The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 “The army and police were waiting for us about 200...
“He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” Isaiah 9:7b On 25 September 2002, anti-government...
Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey – whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?...
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2 Pothinus was the bishop of Lyon, a Roman province where a number...
Love of my loveThe love that knows no endCaptivating the heartPossessing the soulUnlimited and unboundedUnmeasured in all its fullnessFor me a sinner who was slainAnd love, endless loveConquersAnd so, defeated,I embrace that all-conquering loveAnd love that love that lovest...
Lord, keep me safe on the sea of life,The winds blow, the storms rage,The waves crash,My boat is overwhelmed. But You, Lord, are there.Your presence is with me,Though asleep yet awake,For nothing is hid from You. When all seemed lostWith a...
You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. Mark 13:9 Marcellus was a...
The word “religion” entered the English language in the thirteenth century, and was used at that time to refer to a life regulated by monastic vows. It was derived from a Latin word, religio, but what did religio mean?...
Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Matthew 11:11 (NRSV) John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus,...