I met a man recently, a minister of the gospel, who was pretty beaten up. For whatever reason, after 20 years of ministry this guy had suffered two breakdowns as a result of the kind of ministry and the kind of congregation he was called to serve in. A man in this situation … [Read more...] about People with a Large Heart
Life in Christendom
What is the vision of life that we are called to delight in? What does life under the throne of grace look like for families, cats and bankers? Here is my attempt at making some inroads into the beauty of a Christ centred life.
Like the early church, the men and women of the reformation are remembered. They are remembered and read today because of what they said and did. To some they were a bright light, an exemplar of holiness. To others a damn nuisance. Either way, they are remembered because, like … [Read more...] about Someone to Contend With
In 1 Samuel 4:12-5:5, we have the account of the capture of the Ark of God by the Philistines. Hophni and Phinehas die in battle and their father, Eli, the high priest, dies when he gets the news (1 Samuel 4:18). The wife of Phinehas, upon hearing the news, also dies giving birth … [Read more...] about God Ordains Our Ups and Downs
Sunahan and Kahalek, two of the 35,000 Yali people of Central New Guinea, stopped their search for sweet potatoes, dropped their digging sticks and ran. An arrow whizzed past them. The target? A meal of human flesh for Heluk River cannibals. Rather than head for the safety of … [Read more...] about A City of Refuge
The Christian Faith is not a complicated faith. Repent of your sin – the sin of unbelief. The sin of hypocrisy, the sin of idolatry in all it's forms... and believe the Gospel. Believe that Jesus died and rose from the dead and in doing so brought the Kingdom of God to earth … [Read more...] about With Simplicity of Heart