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
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.
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
This world was built as a house for man and into which God has chosen to become our neighbour. Throughout scripture, houses are places of fellowship where meals are shared as well as places of evangelism where the Good news is heard and believed. In Genesis, God builds a … [Read more...] about House to House
The book of Job is a difficult book to read and so it is often a book that is avoided. One reason we avoid Job is simply that it bothers us. The book of Job is about a faithful man, a son, who is struck down by God. And even though he is restored at the end of the story, no one … [Read more...] about Afraid of Being Noticed