Emma Bamford

Press Services International

Emma Bamford from Melbourne is returning as a Press Service International writer for Christian Today. Emma is undertaking a part time theology course and is a qualified business marketer. A self-confessed Jesus girl, Emma writes to stir the heart of her readers into becoming more passionate and loving Christians.

  • Has Facebook killed God?

    For most of us, Facebook is the last thing we see at night and the first thing we see in the morning. We check it a couple of times a day, at least.

  • Allow yourself to enjoy Christmas

    With Christmas less than a month away, it’s no surprise we’re all starting to get stressed. There’s so much to think about, organise and do. Even more important is the decisions that need to be made – your family or mine? Her house or the park? Lunch or dinner?

  • The Changing Landscape

    It’s hard to find someone in the world at the moment who doesn’t know about all the changes and challenges in the world. COVID-19 would seem the obvious one, but another is the struggle businesses are facing with being shut down for so long.

  • 116 Religious Faiths

    Recently I was reading through a post on Facebook of 100 interesting facts about Melbourne. The little titbits were fascinating. However, when I got to number 88, I was astounded. It read: Melbourne is home to residents from 200 countries and territories, who speak over 233 languages and dialects and follow 116 religious faiths.

  • The ninety-nine and the one

    It’s a story that most of us know well, the Parable of the Lost Sheep.

  • Confessions from a Bible snob

    “Hi, my name is Emma and I’m a Bible snob.”  “Hi Emma.” Ok, so I’m not bad enough to need self-help meetings such as AA. But I was surprised when I realised I am a Bible snob.

  • Questions, but what of faith?

    Having recently started a degree in theology, perhaps one of the things I am learning are the variation of interpretations of the biblical text as translated from the original Hebrew and Greek - these appear not to be perfect stepping stones.

  • The unseen side of controversy

    In the last couple of months, we have seen many controversial arguments playing out in the media area – abortion, LGBTI rights, gay marriage, and the similar. Christians, especially, find they are singled out for their ‘archaic’ beliefs. But is there a positive side to this?

  • Do you hear me

    My family decided that we would drive to Bundaberg in Queensland to spend Christmas with family. This meant spending a 'lovely' two days in the car there and then two days back. You might not think this would be the time that God would speak to you, but it's often when we least expect it that we hear from God.

  • Overeaters Anonymous