God’s always doing something new; it’s his habit. He made seven hundred and six thousand eyeballs today, each of them unique, and those are just the human ones.
This attribute of God floors me.
The pain and suffering we see in the world around us, particularly during this Covid crisis, cause us to forget. Sometimes we just get distracted by the busyness of life. Remembering what God has done for us helps us in the present and future.
Proverbs 4:18 paints a beautiful picture. It tells us that the way of the righteous is like the first gleam … More
‘The living sacrifice’, that’s Christ. Why is it necessary that Christ is both living and a sacrifice?
‘A living sacrifice’, that’s us. Why do we need to become living sacrifices?
There is heaps of theology out there, in books, courses, articles and videos about Christ as the Servant King. Most of the material focuses on chapters 40 to 55 in the book of Isaiah in the Bible. Consequently, when I came to write this post, I wondered what contribution I could make to a topic that has been written about so much already.
To be is better than to do; you taught me that, Lord. Though the lesson was hard, I’m thankful.Fruit comes … More
What do we do after Covid? Many of us have lost loved ones; others have watched friends and family suffer. … More
A few weeks ago, I was struck by these words in Prayer: Forty Days of Practice by Justin Mcroberts and … More
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