It's natural I suppose to prefer the grace of the prodigal banquet over the grace of the fiery furnace. But in the providence of God, you can't have one without the other. First the pigsty, then the party. According to Jeremiah 25:11-12, the Lord had given the His people into … [Read more...] about Sit Tight, Carry on…
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.
Isaac went to great lengths to avoid conflict. Until Abimelech busted him having a poolside cuddle, Isaac had been pretending that Rebekah was his sister. When the Philistines plugged up his wells, Isaac moved on and dug bigger wells (Genesis 26:1-33). For some, avoiding … [Read more...] about A Jolly Good Dust Up
Despite the caricature some carry around in their head, God is not opposed to a drink. He is opposed to our cheap wine (John 2:10). He is not opposed to good sex. He is, however, opposed to our defiling, syphilitic roll in the hay with 'what's-his-name' next door (Ezekiel … [Read more...] about Wine on the Lees
Contrary to popular myth, the Bible, above all ancient texts, extols the value of womanhood. The Bible honours women like no other book in the world. The Holy City is a glorious Mother; Jesus' death was for His bride, and the first person to see Jesus after His resurrection was a … [Read more...] about Women Who Bake
John's Gospel was written during a time of great persecution. It was written to reassure our hearts that Jesus was and is the Saviour of the world. The One Man we could trust to redeem the world, wash away our sin and raise the dead. Unlike the other gospels, John does not … [Read more...] about Not a Tame Man