Is it possible to look outside of Christianity to see people who carry God’s image? Can we learn from them? … More
I think book tokens still exist, so if you get one for Christmas (other vouchers are available!) here are eight … More
Written by former hostage, John McCarthy, who was held in Lebanon for over five years, ‘You Can’t Hide the Sun’ … More
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.
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!
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.
One book that has helped me understand racism in America is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It is a novel … More
Yesterday at a church meeting, the pastor invited two members of the church to the stage to share a lengthy … More
I have just completed reading Paul Theroux’s book Deep South, one of a few books I’m reading in preparation for … More
If you have read this blog before, you will know that I am reading Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina because the insights … More
This quote is from “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy. As explained in an earlier post, I am reading Tolstoy because … More
Philip Yancey, in his book ‘Soul Survivor‘, writes how novelists understand the psyche better than any psychiatrist or psychologist. In … More