Here is a thought experiment. You have the choice of listening to a sermon entitled, "How to be an authentic Christian and stay on good terms with the world" or, "How to live an authentic Christian life when the world hates you". One presupposes that you can remain in step … [Read more...] about Flattery
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.
As I contemplate the unremarkable fact that the climate changes, or the fungus between my toes, or the soap-dodger who's screaming green murder because some farmer in the Riverina asked if he be allowed to slash some of the weedy rubbish on his privately owned freehold paddocks … [Read more...] about Seed Time and Harvest
As it was for the new Christian in Corinth, 65AD, so it is for us today. We come into the kingdom dressed in our finest rags. We come from other churches, other traditions and other cultures. We want to settle into this new life and not have to think too much, not have to wrestle … [Read more...] about Our Finest Dungarees
The day of the wedding had arrived. Having paid the highest price, the king entered the city he had made and chose a bride from among his own people. Dressed in white, her beauty needed no paint or powder. The work of heavenly hands, her smile and soft perfume radiated … [Read more...] about The Kings Bride
If you have ever been down, depressed, perhaps even longing for life to end, you may appreciate the life of William Cowper. William Cowper (pron.'Cooper') was born in exciting times. He lived through the voyages of Captain James Cook, the French Revolution and the American War of … [Read more...] about Down, But Not Out