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A vision of two cities

Recently I have been reading, and meditating and praying from, Isaiah 24-27, sometimes called Isaiah’s “Apocalypse.” While there is little that is fully apocalyptic about these chapters, they are certainly eschatological, describing worldwide divine judgment and salvation at the end of history. By God’s Spirit Isaiah provides for his own people a vision of the future that will enable them, if they desire, to walk in God’s ways…

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Allied health and lightbulb moments

What does crocheting, physiotherapy and Bible college have in common? Not much for most people, but for one of our BST students in her mid-20s, they are the very things she loves to pour her time and effort into doing. We caught up with K to find out a little more about what she does…

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God alone is faithful

About 30 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, the Apostle Peter wrote to believers scattered across Roman provinces—what we now know as modern Turkey (1 Peter 1). These people were suffering some persecution as a result of their faith in Christ. This part of the Bible has its twists and turns, but it doesn’t take long to read on and find out how it ends. By this stage, Jerusalem had not yet fallen; more persecution was to come for the believers.

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Preaching club

Preaching can be daunting. Sometimes it feels like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew when you’ve agreed or been assigned to preach.

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Highlights of 2016

2016 has been a year unlike any other for many of us. We’ve been richly blessed by the quality guest speakers who visited BST this year like Darrell Bock, Tom Schreiner, Christopher Wright, Andrew Shead and Michael Jensen.

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How can we be sure God loves us?

So why is it that God’s love for us often seems to be something we know better in our minds than in our hearts? Is there something to be learned from my experience with Jackson? At first the answer would appear to be an unequivocal no. If my children feel unloved because I have failed them in some way, then it’s my fault. But if we feel like God does not love us, surely God is not to blame.

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3 reasons why cross-cultural mission is hard

What started out as short trips turned into me spending more than four years serving in Cambodia. The burden to go was placed heavily on my heart. I didn’t go with a mission organisation which meant that the member care support that many agencies offer was not available to me. I learned so much from my time in Cambodia as I faced the reality that cross-cultural mission is hard.

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Writing tips for students

Writing assignments can be scary, confusing and frustrating. Even more so if it’s been a while since you’ve had to write an essay. You’re not alone in this as many struggle with written work. It could be that English is your second language and writing in English doesn’t come as easily.

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Understanding God leads to praise and repentance

The Bible is replete with accounts of believers coming together to pray to God. An interesting account occurs toward the end of the book of Nehemiah, which records the people of God coming together for a half day of fasting and prayer. Why would they ever do such a thing?

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The need for training

BST lecturers are committed to God’s call to mission, including Dr Alan Stanley. While he’s a full-time lecturer at BST, Alan also travels to Asia with goEast during his breaks, training up the next generation of gospel workers in places like India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Here’s a recent blog from Alan on why he is passionate about this ministry…

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