In Ephesians 1 (well and 2 & 3…and in fact the whole letter) Paul presents a stunning picture of the cosmic reign of Christ and how it plays out into history now. We find in this letter some of the most amazing statements of His rule and authority, stemming from what He has done for … More “All things under His feet” – what does this look like?
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
Stuart Townend has written a number of great hymns which have gained widespread usage across the church in the last few years. One of them is called “How deep the Father’s love for us” which speaks of the cross and the power of it for us. It’s a good song, but one that a number … More Did the Father turn His face away?
I’ve been reflecting lately on the nature of revelation, and the ways in which God speaks to us, with one particular focus: the element of mystery. Mystery is a Biblical idea and word. The book of Daniel features the idea fairly prominently in speaking more generally of the subject of revelation and prophecy. We find … More Pressing into the mystery
…erm. That’s it. The title. That’s it. 🙂 I could develop it, but I’m going to let the thought hang instead, to dangle before your eyes as you hopefully go away thinking about it. But it bears repeating: God is even better than you think He is. 🙂
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?
This isn’t a developed thought, but in thinking about the fact that Jesus managed to pretty much rock the world with just three years’ ministry, I got thinking about what we ought to do if we wanna change the world too. I guess there’s a number of things, but one thing He did primarily, was … More Turning the world upside-down
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?
I feel like I should say something special to commemorate post no. 99. (Not post no. 100 – that would be too clichéd) But those who know me will know I’m not usually the type who says something just for the sake of it. So what can I say? Only what’s on my mind at … More Post #99
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!