Nurturing Christian faith within and beyond the church
When another envelope or email lands reporting a crisis and inviting money to help, each time I wrestle – ‘Do I give to this one, or that? Do I give this time, or not?’ Sure, I give. Although those who will receive it are strangers to me, there’s plenty of call in God’s Word to provide for people we will never meet (e.g. 1 Corinthians 16:1-3).
But there’s something different about providing for the needs of those who aren’t strangers, but friends... read more
It’s a hugely important year for the Junior Section in Boys’ Brigade. One hundred years ago, on 15th September 1917 – strangely in the midst of the tumult of WWI – the Boy Life Reserves was started.
Previously, the B.B. had only been for boys aged 12 and above, but there was recognition of a need to recruit at a younger age and of the great potentially of the organisation to start teach younger boys about Jesus.
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