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?
The entire world has seen the images; Trump’s supporters carrying ‘Jesus 2020′ signs and wooden crosses as they laid siege … More
I had tons of questions that I wanted to ask Jesus. He had just had a huge run-in with the … More
I came across this stunning prayer today in Celtic Daily Prayer, the introduction suggests that it can be prayed by … 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
October’s survey questions are ready for you to complete!
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.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent survey to discover what our readers think and believe. You … More
Today we are launching the first of our regular surveys to find out what the people who read this website … More
Do not rely on an opposition party to tell you what the other party will do.
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.
If you have read this blog before, you will know that I am reading Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina because the insights … More
Skye Jethani writes a daily bible devotion entitled ‘With God Daily’ that is available here. Yesterday, he championed doubt, and … More
These beautiful words come from ‘God on the Inside‘ by Nigel G. Wright on page 105. Rather than denying that … More
Philip Yancey, in his book ‘Soul Survivor‘, writes how novelists understand the psyche better than any psychiatrist or psychologist. In … More
Close your eyes for a moment. What happened today? Were you with family and friends? Did you see people smiling? … More