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Welcome to Barnabas Network

Why "Barnabas"?

Barnabas was a New Testament character whose real name was Joseph but the apostles gave him the nickname, "Barnabas" which means "Son of Encouragement". We want this website to be a means of encouragement to our fellow believers and leaders.

Why "Network"?

Because we understand that our site is but one of many that seek to encourage other believers. We are just one of a “network of lighthouses” along a dangerous coastline.
We hope whatever light shines for you from this part of that network will encourage you on your journey.

Recent Articles

  • The Law, the Police and You19/11/2016

    The Law, the Police and You Driving home after visiting some of our family last weekend, I had the cruise control set on the maximum legal speed.…

  • Gay Marriage - An Opportune Time16/11/2016

    When the devil tempted Jesus (without success), Luke 4/13 tells us that he left Jesus until a more opportune time i.e. some future occasion when…

  • No Regrets5/11/2016

    No Regrets, I have been browsing through a lot of family photos lately. Thanks to the wonderful world of digital photography, the number of photos…

  • Until death do us part (3)31/10/2016

    The Lord Jesus Christ spoke a lot about heaven. Yet, strangely, most of what we learn about His knowledge of heaven comes almost incidentally when He…

  • Until Death us do Part (2)28/10/2016

    This complexity to which I referred at the end of Part 1 is magnified by some of the assumptions that we embrace; assumptions that are exposed by the…

Statement of Purpose

To Support the Faithful

To be an avenue that supports and stimulates passion for Jesus Christ in the lives of all who have committed themselves to follow Him and to cheer them on life's journey as they seek to fulfill Jesus' purpose for their lives.

To Strengthen the Weary

To encourage those who are currently enduring a season of struggle and weariness to find their strength in God - especially when the winds and currents are making progress hard-going.

To Sustain the Wounded

To be an agent of God's healing for those who are casualties in the spiritual conflict in that they have suffered emotional, relational or spiritual injuries.

To Stretch the Comfortable

To sound a warning for those who have surrendered their spiritual "cutting edge" in preference for a safer or more comfortable journey and to encourage them to re-engage with their high calling.


Our Journey through the Valley

This is the title of the book I have written as a tribute to my beloved wife, Bev. The book is based upon the "letters to Bev" - a growing collection of letters that have occupied this space since her death in April, 2015. Most of the letters can be found in the book which is available for purchase on this site, through the book order page...


The Prayer Room

Reading the prayers of other fellow believers has often provided the needed ignition for my own prayers.The Psalms are the classic example of this dynamic. I invite you to come and visit and, as appropriate, make the prayers here your prayers. I'll leave the door to this prayer room unlocked so you can call in anytime. I would be delighted if some of these prayers energized your heart and relationship with God. [More]


Barnabas Bulletin Board


I am currently writing on the subject, "Until Death Do Us Part" Not everyone will be interested in such a subject but it is one that holds my attention  for obvious reasons.

If you want to preview the material  as far as I have gone, Click on "Life Issues" on the Home page' scroll down to "Bereavement" then scroll down to "Until l Death Do Us Part"

If you plan on buying a copy of our books, "Our Journey Through The Valley" (Of course you do!!) you can click on the "Contact" tab on the Home Page and follow the prompts.


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