“In a free society, there has to be a happy medium between burqas and boobs on bikes.” Tapu Misa has just written another great article discussing popular culture, advertising, sex and all that… Have a read of it here. She’s in touch with both research and public opinion, and wonderfully expresses her own convictions without… Continue reading sex: taboo or tapu?
What does the phrase ‘missing church’ mean to you? Poor attendance? Vacation? Sickness? Sleeping in? Perhaps we’re all aware of the pressure to ‘make it on Sunday.’ Various methods are employed to encourage people to show up. In some situations, if you don’t show up for a few weeks, you’ll get a phone call from… Continue reading missing church
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!
“Hither Thee unto my hearkening toward Thee, Oh Heavenly Blessed One of Old. Thou hads’t bountifully lavished Thy unmerited favour upon me!” “Yo God! What’s up mate? You are so cool! You totally rule, Dude, and that is just sweet like candy Bro!” I used to think of these examples as the extremes of how… Continue reading trust God – trust me…
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
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
Greetings, So how was your church on Sunday? This phrase illustrates how grossly incorrect we use the word ‘church.’ We use the word as if it means a place and a time (most commonly the church ‘building’ on Sunday morning). Some of you will be familiar with the Greek term behind our English word church… Continue reading through the week
Howdy, This week, I want to focus on ‘realness’ in our Christian lives. Let’s be honest, most of the time, Christianity is a dog-and-pony show where the ‘most spiritual’ award goes to the one with the least sin, and the biggest smile on Sunday morning. Is that the goal? Is that even reality? Is that… Continue reading excuse me, nurse?