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
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?
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.
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
Can you see the large branch stuck between the trunks of the tree? It fell in a storm and is … 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?
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.
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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.
Today we are launching the first of our regular surveys to find out what the people who read this website … More
It turns out that the idea of God being a Merciful Judge is extremely difficult to wrap my head around, both theologically and in practice. As a result it has taken me ages to think about and write this article. Preparing it has also revealed some truths about myself that I don’t really like; I’ve discovered that I’m not all that merciful and prefer others to get their comeuppance.
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.
As Christians, we should always oppose bullying and abuse.
The song Above All by Michael W. Smith (2000) describes Jesus, at his death, as ‘like a rose trampled on … More