We all have that Christian friend, the one who attributes the most shallow of blessings to God’s provision. “Just look … 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
Can you see the large branch stuck between the trunks of the tree? It fell in a storm and is … 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.
The facts are black and white.Love is the colour.When the facts are confusing, the situation chaotic, love makes sense 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
I know we’ve met before, but now I just see glimpses of you. Peeking in at the window, hiding in … More
I’m looking for song suggestions to add to my Spotify playlist. I’m after songs that are about God and not … More
Did you know today is Antiphon Day? If you’ve read even a small part of Destination: Transformation, you’ll know I … More
This song by Rend Collective Experiment called ‘Build your kingdom here’ encapsulates the holy desperation in the British church. … More