Was Jesus' tomb really empty?

It’s that time of year when millions of Christians celebrate someone rising from the dead.

Really? Stone-cold death to living-breathing life? It’s either the biggest lie in history or the biggest miracle.

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Gina Vaughan
Gideon: Peace in turmoil

I glanced above the crumbling wall. No Midianite soldiers in sight. They’d stolen our crops for years, but they weren’t getting this grain.

I shifted my heavy bag back onto my shoulder and ran towards the towering oak. I knew just the place to hide it: the winepress.

I started to separate the grains from the chaff in the pit, before looking up for enemy soldiers. I jumped. Sitting under the tree was a strange man.

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Why should Christians do good?

It’s that age-old question: if we’re saved by grace alone through our faith in Jesus, why bother with doing good? Paul anticipated this question:

‘What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?’ Romans 6:1

Well, no. We know that being a Christian means changes to our life. But why?

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A hello from unemployment

Maybe you’ve been made redundant. Maybe you’re off because of stress. Maybe you’ve finished in education and are reeling off job applications.

Or maybe, like me, you’re just not too sure what you want to do.

There are many emotional difficulties during a time of unemployment. One of them almost kept me from writing this article: shame.

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