The Refuge

"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you" (Psalm 5:1)


This site examines Biblical Christianity. The reasons for our belief in the authority of the Bible can be read here. We do this in the light of the Reformation, postmodernity, European attitudes and the Renaissance, in a wider, cultural and 21st century context. It links to relevant Christian films and carries some new English versions of the metrical Psalms.

Recent Updates:
A meditation on Revd John Stott's injunction to be different from the world - but how are we to put that into practice today?





Europe, its institutions and universities, is dominated by liberal, humanistic, and post-modern ideologies, heavily influencing churches, a true intellectual "Babylon", cutting them off from the sunlight of the authentic Christian heritage, derived from great Reformationthinkers and from Europe's literary treasury. For a brief overview of worldviews that this website does not represent, see Wikipedia's articles on Liberal Christianity, Postmodern Christianity, and Religious Humanism.

Today's reading by F B Meyer
Italian-Swiss Reformed Pastor, Paolo Castellina who studied theology at an International Theological Seminary in Switzerland, expounds Biblical Reformed Christian teaching in the online English versions of his sermons and articles. Paolo's extensive Italian website is: www.riforma.net.

Let me better introduce myself...

Alison works on promoting low carbon technologies and gives input on disablity issues, counselling people with a particularly difficult hidden disability, through the internet in the USA and UK. Her separate website is: and http://fatigue.wikispaces.com which also carries her recent modern version with biography of Priscilla Maurice's book "Sickness its Trials and Blessings" (available on Amazon).

Her blog is "AnnisBetweenWorlds". She researches the English Renaissance, the Reformation and the Italian influence in England and on English thought and art, during the period 1550 -1620. She has a particular interest in poetess, Mary Sidney, who paraphrased the Psalms and wrote the first blank verse drama in English (before Shakespeare).

A powerful sermo