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
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.
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
Euthanasia, like abortion, has long been forgotten as a moral issue and is increasingly positioned as an environmental or economic issue. These people, young and old are eating up valuable resources, and they cost money to sustain. As Christians, God has told us … [Read more...] about Euthanasia – Thinking through our Response
Because we get our theology from the Bible, and not the daily news, we can say with great confidence that this world is heading somewhere wonderful. The Kingdom of God is growing and will one day cover the earth as the water covers the sea. The seven parables of Matthew 13 … [Read more...] about We are on Schedule
Culture is religion externalised. It's what you get when you practise your religion (your 'cultus') in public life. Harmony is what you get when that culture all flows from a single source. Our culture includes our views on marriage, clothing, morality, seatbelts and the … [Read more...] about In Pursuit of Harmony