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
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.
Intrigue or value. A week in the Bahamas or a bin full of dirty nappies. A company car and cocktails in Double Bay or split ends, a runny nose and four hours in a hospital waiting room. A mother's sacrifice is considered pretty mundane. It lacks the intrigue and allure of … [Read more...] about Mothers ~ Makers of Humanity
The Lord's Supper is both a humble meal among friends and a royal banquet held in the presence of a king. The bread we eat often resembles food given to a prisoner in a dungeon, yet we are taught to envision a wedding feast. The fare is simple, but it is lovely. The occasion … [Read more...] about Table Manners
One of the things that worry some Christians about eternity is the idea of an endless and unchanging universe. Will we get bored? Will life become monotonous? One way to answer that question is by asking another: Are you bored now? In his book, Orthodoxy, G. K Chesterton … [Read more...] about Delighting in Eternity
In the beginning, God took unformed matter and began a process of division. Heaven, earth; Day, night; Light, darkness; Land, sea, ...and finally Man and woman. The goal of the gospel, which is to say, the goal of all history, is the reunion of things separated. That … [Read more...] about The Marriage of Matthew and Sarah