Volume 1 No 1

This is your magazine, bringing you face to face with issues and answering questions that people like you and I face every day.

The idea behind the magazine is to make Christianity relevant to your life, and to ultimately bring you face to face with the One True God. The Bible was not just written for men who wore dresses, sandals and had long flowing beards. It is a handbook that was given to us by our Creator, and together we will unlock its secrets which will allow us to live a fuller, happier, more intense life.

John 10:10 tells us that Christ came so that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. The Greek word used here and translated ‘abundantly’ (per-is-sos’) means to be so excessive (of quality and quantity) as to be without measure. God wants us to live a life without measure! Christianity is not boring and dull. It should be exciting and vibrant and experiential! It is the way we live each moment of our lives every minute of every day, not just the hour we spend in church services each Sunday morning.

God is Love. God is about relationships. So much so that He has invited all to participate in the relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The invite is one of adoption into His very Family - not at some time in the distant future when we enter the ‘pearly gates,’ but right now as we live our lives, and participate in His!

Face to Face is also about relationships with each other. It will deal with such issues as: How can I have a closer relationship with my spouse? Is it possible to understand my teen children? How should I treat my superiors at work, my colleagues or employees? What should my reaction be as that taxi driver cuts me off in the traffic? It’s about living life, coping with issues of the 21st century.

Please feel free to send (address details on page 3) comments, suggestions and issues you would like to be featured, to the editorial department, and we will try to address them in future issues.

Face to Face also has a radio ministry where 5 minute and half hour messages are broadcast, also with the same theme and focus - relevant Christianity to you and I. (see back page for details)

May God Bless you as you draw closer to Him and each other. In Christian love, Tim Maguire.


Holy Fools

(Read Genesis 12:1-5)
“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who be...

Exodus the way out

“He will also provide a way out” 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIVUK)

I am just old enough to remember one of the first movies about the Exodus.

A steady beam into the darkness

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

King Solomon's Mines Part 25

I’ve never considered myself to be mechanically minded.

What's in a name?

I recently flew into Chicago, USA, landing in O’Hare International Airport.

Who is my enemy?

I will never forget that fateful day in Durban, South Africa!

I was thirteen years of age happily playing ‘catch and run’ on the lawn with my brothers, sister and friends...

Receipts

My sister and I were shopping in the Lake District of England.  

Suddenly the wind got up and I felt very cold.

An emotional God

“Boys don’t cry. ”
“Women are emotional. ”
“Don’t be a sissy!”
“Church is for sissies.

King Solomon’s Mines - Part 15

Proverbs 18:10 tells us that “The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

What rings your bell?

Last week, accompanied by my long-time friend and colleague Curtis May, I visited the Muhammad Ali Centre in Louisville, Kentucky.

The day I discovered an unexploded bomb

It was back in the days of World War II when it happened.

No pain no gain

I was about sixteen at the time when a friend and I had a brainwave.

Did God create evil?

The presence of evil is everywhere.

Dear Mum and Dad... A belated apology

It’s been 15 to 20 years since I’ve seen you both, and I miss you so often! I kn...

While we hope... God has it sorted

I would like to tell you a story. Not a fairytale, or make-believe, although it ...

Beyond the call of duty... My experience in a hospital ward

“The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bon...

Hello from St Andrews, Scotland

This ancient Scottish city is best known as the birthplace of golf. The game had...

A conquering hero...

“Mom,” there’s Zorro!” The excited shout of a 5 year-old boy had the rather sta...

When the going gets tough, the tough... get praying

Have you ever wondered who was the toughest person that ever lived? Well, it had...

Is there a sin (or sinner) God cannot forgive?

Society doesn’t talk much about sin these days. When it does, it is usually in t...

Trinitarian Theology

“Garbage in – garbage out” is a truism in many areas, and the most important are...

King Solomon's Mines - Part 1

Since the beginning of recorded history, tales and legends of lost mines and buried and sunken treasures have held an incredible fascination and appeal for many people.