We tend to view justice as the occasion where people get their “just desserts”, and, while this is true, there is another, inescapable aspect of justice that is evident everywhere, but often overlooked. Behind the often comical “Pearly Gates” cartoon series by Ian Jones … [Read more...] about Where Justice and Mercy Meet
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.
You and I are dying. From the moment we are born, we are dying. Every second we create more of our past. More decisions, more breathing, more love and more loathing. All of it slides by into the never-never as we race to grab more moments, more memories more of what is already … [Read more...] about Poured out Like Wine
It's the human condition. We are terrified by God, we are terrified by each other and we are terrified by loneliness. It's the reason Jesus came into this world and it's the reason we killed Him. It's also the reason we need Him. I read somewhere recently that, “If you love … [Read more...] about Lost and Found
I know of a young man who was fined for preaching the gospel (“holding a religious service”) without a permit on a street corner in my hometown. This was not the first time he had been fined and he intends to keep preaching. What should Christians make of this? Many of the … [Read more...] about The Offence of the Righteous
Have you ever fallen into sin so badly that you began to wonder if Jesus could ever look at you, much less welcome you again? You've made so many promises in the past. Promises to forsake your sin. But by breakfast you find that you've fallen again. Many Christians struggle … [Read more...] about When We Fall