I want to get the most out of the Scriptures, don’t you?The obvious, glaring question is HOW do we do this? How might we read, understand, meditate on, grasp, learn and grow in the right way? Ever since the Bible was completed (roughly speaking) in the turn of the 2nd century, people have employed many,… Continue reading biblical patience – quickly!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s absolutely no book in the world like the Bible.The Bible reveals the great story of God’s creation and how He interacts with it. The Bible showcases an incredibly diverse number or groups and individuals, and shows how they responded to the interaction of God. Most… Continue reading the bible, the whole bible and nothing but the bible
People love to wrestle. They just do. Sure, it doesn’t always involve mud, sumos or fake punches (W.W.F.), but people like to engage one another. Games like arm-wrestling, mercy and tug-of-war show that we like to test our strength against that of an opponent. Things like talk-shows (with their intentionally explosive topics), newspaper opinion columns,… Continue reading love to wrestle – wrestle to love
Check out this selection of verses from the Bible… “Though He (God) slay me, yet will I trust Him.” (Job 13:15a) “I have been afflicted and ready to die from my youth; I suffer Your terrors; I am distraught.” (Psalm 88:15) “My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tonfue clings to my… Continue reading give suffering a hug
‘Dougherty’ was a nice guy. Aside from chatting about sponsoring a particular charity, our conversation turned to many random things. Campbell clans of Scotland, Life in New Zealand (he was from Ireland), and… human sexuality. He told me about a friend of his that had a pastor who gave him some opinions about sex that… Continue reading creating an honest-ward ethos
I have a friend who has all but left the church… The agenda of the churches has has been associated with has left him wanting… Please read his cry for help written months ago… life never stops…even if you do. People change, I change….the cycle of death and life doesn’t just pertain to the physical….but… Continue reading wanted: ‘messy’ relationships
There’s more to the Garden of Eden story than just apples, trees and snakes. Adam and Eve had the most precious thing in existence: unhindered, unbroken and fully realised intimacy and union with God! What more could a human ask for? On top of that, they had a complete and totally healthy relationship between them!… Continue reading getting intimate in the garden
Change. It has happened. It is happening. It will happen. Spiritually, It has happened… If your faith is genuinely in Christ, you are not what you once were. There are many passages in the Bible that talk about this. Jesus had a conversation with Nicodemus about being ‘born’ a second time. (John 3) Jude writes… Continue reading changing our thinking about change
The sign read… Shirts. $15. It’s safe to say that I’m not obsessed with fashion, but to say that I couldn’t care less about how I look wouldn’t exactly be true either! At any rate, I like a good deal as I was walking past this particular clothing store, I almost popped in. I didn’t,… Continue reading choosing temptation?
At the time of Christ’s birth, the angels said to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!” (Luke 2:14) Isn’t that an amazing idea that God extended His good will in our direction? He did so in the very act of Christ taking on our flesh… Continue reading good will toward us