Written by former hostage, John McCarthy, who was held in Lebanon for over five years, ‘You Can’t Hide the Sun’ … More
I came across this stunning prayer today in Celtic Daily Prayer, the introduction suggests that it can be prayed by … More
Well, this is it, the crux of Christianity. If Jesus weren’t a crucified saviour there would be nothing to believe in except some wise teachings. But He is that greatest of oxymorons, a hero that died, and came back to glorious life. He is still the great ‘I am’, His death at the hands of the Roman authorities was not the end.
As Christians, we have brilliant news to share. Every person, from each culture and country, can have hope and freedom. Their sins are forgiven and everything that causes pain and destruction has been overcome. It is incredible, but Jesus victory over sin and darkness took place a long time ago. Rather than generating excitement, telling people about his death and resurrection can seem like passing on old news.
If you were injured and needed blood, whose blood would you choose? Listening to a Nepali pastor preach this week, … More
The facts are black and white.Love is the colour.When the facts are confusing, the situation chaotic, love makes sense of … More
October’s survey questions are ready for you to complete!
Now that I better understand the tactics populist politicians use, I can discern the lies they tell more easily and realise how I can help to counter them.
I know of no Christian that does not occasionally doubt the goodness of God and whether He is present with them. Some Christians hide these doubts better than others, but they are nothing to be ashamed of.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent survey to discover what our readers think and believe. You … More
The worst place to be alive right now is in Yemen, the Middle East country that has been ravaged by … More
Today we are launching the first of our regular surveys to find out what the people who read this website … More
Imagine that you sat quietly and alone reading a book about the Christian life. The book is outlining the benefits of being loving, patient and kind and as you read it you find yourself agreeing wholeheartedly. You know it would be great to be like that and you commit yourself to being more loving, patient, and kinder. As you read, one of your family creeps up behind you and puts an ice cube down the back of your neck!
Do not rely on an opposition party to tell you what the other party will do.
It turns out that the idea of God being a Merciful Judge is extremely difficult to wrap my head around, both theologically and in practice. As a result it has taken me ages to think about and write this article. Preparing it has also revealed some truths about myself that I don’t really like; I’ve discovered that I’m not all that merciful and prefer others to get their comeuppance.
The Master and Margarita The Master and Margarita is acclaimed, by those in the know, as the greatest book of … More
Jesus is described as both a Lion and Lamb, which seems fairly contradictory, but since we are called to be like Him, which should we emulate? This article is part of a series looking at the Oxymoronic names of God and how understanding them helps us to live as Christians in a fallen world.
We live in a world that tells us we should fight for our rights and that our freedoms need protecting. It’s easy to believe that life is one big competition and that there are many people who want to take advantage of us. Yet, that’s not how God describes our role in the world; in fact, his view is the opposite of this. He calls us to humility and when things get tough, we are to love our enemies.
If you are anything like me, you will be watching with horror as the number of coronavirus cases in the … More
The tagline for this website uses the phrase ‘in the world but not of the world’, a tension that many Christians are familiar with. There are also paradoxes and enigmas that exist within God and are captured in the oxymorons that describe Him. My hope is that by understanding more about God we can find encouragement for our double lives and the tensions we experience.