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.
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.
The Master and Margarita The Master and Margarita is acclaimed, by those in the know, as the greatest book of … More
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.
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.
The song Above All by Michael W. Smith (2000) describes Jesus, at his death, as ‘like a rose trampled on … More
Which would you like first? The good news or the bad? Well, the good news is that there are teachings, … More
To all the readers of this blog. I pray for you and as I thought about you today I sensed … More
Sometimes there are areas of our lives that seem to be dead, all the life and newness that was once … More
Please read the passage here. There are five protagonists in the story and each of them sees things differently. The … More
These beautiful words come from ‘God on the Inside‘ by Nigel G. Wright on page 105. Rather than denying that … More
The text is here. This was a very personal experience yesterday when I used this Psalm for Ignatian prayer, and … More
If there is an area of your life that seems like a desert right now and you are longing for … More
Since launching the book a month ago I have been asked why I wrote it. Quite simply I saw a … More
In looking for layout inspiration and ideas for this blog I came across a friend’s blog. He has an amazing … More