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
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.
No trace camping is antithetical to the gospel and so my kids are under strict instructions to ignore the injunction. For the Christian man or woman, the goal is not to avoid interaction with the world, but to beautify it by adorning it with the gospel. This was the Apostle … [Read more...] about No Trace Camping
John was a Disciple of Jesus. He was young, reckless and he was the one Apostle who lived to see all of those He loved die. John's self-description throughout his letters is usually, “the disciples whom Jesus loved.” This gives us insight into what it was that made John tick. … [Read more...] about When Love Takes Hold
There is a kind of busy man, whose busyness makes him almost unapproachable. He uses his busyness as a way of keeping people at a distance. Then there is the man who isn't doing anything in particular but his mind is always racing. Such a man finds it hard to be "in the … [Read more...] about In Higher Hands
So, you're a minister and you're up to you're neck in Corinthian pride; Galatian foreskins and Ephesian wolves. You have busted your guts for the saints and now you're in prison with Nero breathing down your neck. Who is likely to care enough to risk life and limb to provide for … [Read more...] about Shoulder to Shoulder