Death is a miserable business. It takes us away from all that we cherish in this beautiful world that God has made. And though for the believer it may only represent a momentary transition into something more satisfying than we can imagine, it still has to be faced and … [Read more...] about Crossing the Jordan
Who we Are Instead
The world loves to lay hold of the dictionary and determine the definitions. Politics, religion, faith, male, female, truth, lies.... and more. I prefer the old, unchanging definitions. I prefer reality.
Some people will tell you that the most important thing you can do in life is to learn to love yourself, or that you cannot love others until you love yourself. But self-love is ultimately unsatisfying. It is fruitless. It is lame. It is barren. Self-love gives nothing but … [Read more...] about Loving Ourselves to Death
The modern concept of heroism, much like the pagan view through the ages, is that of a man or woman who fights to defend their honour. By contrast, the biblical view of heroism belongs to those who seek to defend God's honour. In a pagan world, a man's honour is tied to his … [Read more...] about Heroes
Jesus did not wrestle His angry Father to the ground and snatch the whip out of His hand. Likewise, God did not force His Son to be merciful to humanity. God loves His people and demonstrated His love by sending His Son to die. The Son loves the Father and so was willing to … [Read more...] about Come in, out of the Darkness
The good news of the resurrection is that there is a real you, more 'you' than you can possibly imagine. And as you become more and more gripped by the life of Jesus you become more and more uniquely yourself. You become more and more of what God in Christ has made you to be. A … [Read more...] about A Shadow of Things to Come