God loves the material world, for He made it. He loves us material beings, for He made us, and placed on us the highest honour by making us as those who bear His image. There is a tendency to reject the material world in favour of some idea of a super-spiritual Christianity. … [Read more...] about Because His Love is True
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.
Another year over and most of us are talking about the year ahead. But what about the year behind? What about the last 10, 20 or 30 years behind? What's hiding back there? Imagine for a moment that the sum total of your life's experiences are down there in the shed labelled … [Read more...] about What to do with Your Junk
Peace. Peace with God, peace with our conscience and peace with our neighbour. These three things are all necessary for lasting joy and contentment in life's suffering. Man is able to compromise regarding the third and for a time drown out the second. But he is powerless to do … [Read more...] about He Shall be Their Peace
Hope is energising and is the result of a hopeful vision. Without hope, we are resigned to either indifference or despair. And without a hopeful vision, we are destined to walk around aimlessly as we slowly waste away. (Proverbs 29:18). And, so, as Christians, we need to have … [Read more...] about That the World May See
I recently heard someone say, "We don't deserve God's love and so, as Christians, we should be grateful that God loves us." Strange thing was, it didn't fill me with gratitude. It just upset my stomach. Somehow, being told I didn't deserve God's love didn't make me feel overly … [Read more...] about Gratitude, The Non-Crappy Version