By way of a quick personal update: I’m sat in bed, at war with a vicious cold, which is currently laying siege to my nose and back of my throat. Such things should not be tolerated. Die, evil cold! In general, I believe God has given me the encouragement to really get around to finishing … More Worship and future plans
Just a quick note about an area that I’m hoping to delve into in great depth in the future – in what ways and with what time and resources I will be able to do said delving, I’m not entirely sure. But hopes remain! I’ve been meditating more on the subject of salvation, as the … More Salvation – the whole story
I was going to put a simple note about some changes that might be coming to the way I run this blog/my webstuff generally, but of course my mind backtracked and I realised it might be good to just give some history as to why I started a blog in the first place and why … More About this blog, and things to come
I often feel that these thoughts I have ought to be properly expanded in a much more formal way but this is going to have to remain a ‘thought’ for now, and we could even throw it open for feedback. Reflecting as I have been on the various arguments that often run to and fro … More Relational versus Functional approaches to the Bible, Theology, and God
All of us face difficulty at one time or another. It takes lots of forms: illness, financial difficulty, busyness, relational breakdown – and often a combination of these adds to the overall stress. This is true for everybody. There is no one who gets scott free of this! We have all wished from time to … More Dealing with difficulty in a transformed life
The world ended, recently. Well, it was supposed to, anyway. In fact if you hadn’t heard, you must have had your head buried in the sand a couple of weeks ago, when secular and religious media agencies splashed the news around that 89-year-old Harold Camping in the States had proclaimed that May 21st 2011 was … More The rapture, eschatology, and why we don’t talk about it so much
What is the gospel? Take your average Christian out of the average evangelical church in the nation today (I don’t suppose the non-evangelical ones would be too bothered about being kept out of the way for this one) and they might say something like: the good news of Jesus Christ; the story of Jesus’ life; … More What is the gospel?
I had an experience once, a few years ago, and since then I’ve not been able to shake this thought I have about communion. The experience was that I was at a conference with a bunch of other fired-up young people/young adults. I actually only knew one of them but when you’re with a load … More Communion – wafers and wine, or cakes and coffee?
Regular listeners to the podcast that comes out from Bethel Church in Redding, California, will have heard Bill Johnson saying this kind of thing lately: we’ve got to remember that everything is by grace. Even our greatest victories, it’s only because of grace. We must never lose sight of that. It’s a good point made … More It really is all about grace
Take a look at this deeply theological video: If you haven’t seen that before, well you have now, and you’re in great danger of incessantly hearing ‘night time…DAYTIME!’ in your head. Sorry about that. Anyway, Walk on the Wild Side has been on again recently, and this cheerful bird has been gracing the screen…reminding us … More We’re not people of the night time…we’re people of the DAYTIME!