“Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, or His son’s name? Surely you know!” This was the tantalising, prophetic musing of a man called Agur (Proverbs 30:4). … More YHWH and Yeshua
I’ve just blogged about Justin Brierley’s show on Premier Radio, ‘Unbelievable‘, so forgive me for continuing to riff on the same material (ie. things other people say rather than my own thoughts), but I caught up with the latest episode via podcast, this time asking “Was Jesus just a Rabbi?” (Click to listen) This is … More The Children’s Gospel
For a while now, the camping ground of the popular, vocal ‘new atheists’ and their followers has been the idea that ‘religious people’ (which covers an almost impossibly broad spectrum of people around the world throughout history) are universally stupid, because they have ‘faith’. This of course means that the new atheists (the blessed clever … More Stop Taking the Pistis
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
Hopefully readers might know that I’m not the kind of person to assume I know everything, and I do not welcome the insults and unconstructive commentary that often takes place online in response to hot topics like this – just an advance notice. But I cannot help but be bemused as to how Dawkins and … More Bemused (amused?) by Richard Dawkins’ logic
In Christian circles these days, a lot can be and has been said about the heart, and how God views its condition. Much of what is said is good; other times it can be a little vacuous, if statements like “well, God knows our hearts” go without much explanation, and seem to contravene the facts … More Do not let your WHAT be troubled?
I found this again this morning. Well, I say I found it, it has been stuck in the front of my Bible for years now, but has been obscured by various other bits of paper floating around there. Anyway I took a proper look at it again this morning, and man it was exciting! Basically … More In Christ
When Jesus did His first temple protest early on in His ministry as recorded in John’s Gospel, the disciples it says remembered a Scripture which says “zeal for Your house has eaten me up.” Well in ‘proper’ language it says “consumed” which isn’t bad but I like “eaten me up” because I like to think … More Consumed by zeal