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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.
Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote – Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?”...
Persecution and martyrdoms often accompanied twentieth-century church growth. Uganda is an example of dramatic church growth. Although Christianity did not arrive until 1877, the country was 7% Christian by 1900, 55% Christian in 1969 and almost 90% Christian in...
“All of them deserted him and fled.” (Mark 14:50 NRSV) A crowd of armed men had just seized Jesus. It was clear that He had been betrayed and was in mortal danger. Wielding a sword, Peter leapt to His defence,...
Be still and know that I am GodFor it is in stillness that You speak,Your voice heard above the endless chatterAnd meaningless noise and din.My soul finds rest and reposeAnd there experiences transcendence and power,Perfect peace and rest. For it...
Be strong and courageous… the LORD himself goes before you and will be with you. Deuteronomy 31:7b, 8a “I am a martyr for Jesus,” declared church minister Taher Saadallah Boutros (32) as he was killed trying to defend his congregation...
What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Matthew 16:26a As Ignatius, the second bishop of Antioch in Syria, was being transported to Rome to die in the arena, he wrote to...
Rivers of tears run from my eyesFlowing endlesslyLike a never-ceasing streamEyes filled with griefOverwhelmed by the suffering of my peopleKnowing no respiteUntil the God of heaven looks down and seesUntil Thou seestO Lord of heaven, look down and see. See,...
The land is desolate and laid waste, Jerusalem and the temple destroyed. The people of God are in exile in Babylon, afflicted and oppressed. This is the situation addressed by Isaiah’s prophecy, which gives a message of hope and...
I am suffering… Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. 2 Timothy 1:12 Many Eritrean...