The life of faith is not anywhere near as linear and seamless as we would like. Here’s why. The metaphors we use in the Christian faith are not always as thought through as they might be. One of the best examples is where the life ....
If we want God to answer by fire, we need some of that fire in us to start with. International football tournaments often end with England going out on penalties. Those of you who hate football are spared the cruel and unusual punishment of
In creating the image of a shepherd, Jesus identified with a lowly, rural working class. In doing so, he meets with the helpless and the burdened in this world. The furious debate over corporate bonus culture owes something to
No follower of Jesus is perfect, but some set a compelling high standard. What distinguishes those who are most alive with the faith? I don’t know which genre of literature you dislike the most, but mine is the autobiography.
Idle conversations and chance meetings are the bread and butter means by which God reaches us, if we can overcome our imperviousness to this. Naaman, whose intimate story is found in 2 Kings 5, was effectively Chief of Defence Staff
Why do people reject the invitation to the best party in town? Are good manners in decline in Britain today? If you were an opinion pollster I think you would find a large majority answering yes. But if good manners are so broadly
For some wonderful and inexpressible cause, the God who upholds the universe cares about our private worries. A long time ago, God made us in his image; ever since it seems we have been trying to re-fashion hime in our