I get so much more from a passage when I follow guided questions to reflect on it rather than read someone else’s thoughts about Bible verses. It is far too easy to be passive, but questions make me stop and take in what I am reading.
One of the beauties of moving and living in different countries and continents (hence the ‘dislocated’ in the name of … More
Like most people, I want to identify with the Good Samaritan and help those in difficult circumstances. However, I fear I am more like the religious elites and often ignore the desperate.
Even when I do try to help, it’s not always easy.
I am supremely grateful that I grew up in a church that introduced me to Jesus as a friend. From … More
My recent articles about the Oxymoronic God have been compiled into a small book now available to buy from Amazon. … More
I write these posts because I love God and want my readers to see Him in fresh ways. I’m constantly surprised by how God continues to defy my expectations and breaks out of any box I might put Him in.
You can learn a lot about a culture from its language(s). I have the most wonderful Christian Nepali teacher. Our … More
Please help me choose a chapter title for my forthcoming book. There’s just one question in this short survey, and … More
If it were up to me, I would give myself a discount on concert tickets. I am so short and always find myself standing behind someone tall. I don’t get the same experience at concerts that others do. I wouldn’t say that I feel scared in a crowd, but there’s definitely a feeling of claustrophobia, and I know of other people my height who avoid crowds altogether.
What is it like to be a sheep?
You don’t have to go far on the internet, to find plentiful examples of posts in which Christians are accused of being idiots. Sometimes these attacks come in the form of lengthy arguments; in others, the accusations are short attacks full of swear words and vitriol. Why is it that so many Christians cherish the wisdom they find in the Bible, but that same knowledge seems like complete nonsense to those outside the faith? Why the mismatch?
Imagine you’re an artist, and you’ve spent the last few years completing your masterpiece. You’re delighted with it, it is your best work, and as you gaze at it, you know the countless hours you spent on it were worth it.
Other Christians seem to be carrying on as usual. In church, people seem to have no problem worshipping God. Yet, … More
Thinking about Gender, Transitioning and the Christian response There is a lot of talk about gender and birth sex right … 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?
A few weeks ago, I was struck by these words in Prayer: Forty Days of Practice by Justin Mcroberts and … More
A friend asked me to read this article and to let her know if I agreed with it. It is … More
I’m often asked by British friends why Trump’s supporters seem to back him with such blind adherence. Having spent four … More
What do I expect from my family relationships? Do I act out of duty with my family, or do I expect family members to affirm my identity? Should I feel slighted if my unique traits are belittled or ignored, and would that ever lead me to become estranged from my family?
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.