My mum always said that I was empathetic. And mums are always right. Since then, online personality tests when bored late at night have shown the same thing – I’m low on some stuff, middle on lots of stuff, but high on empathy. Apparently, I know how you’re feeling. Freaky. Perhaps it’s because of this… Read More The heaviness of Judges – what do we do with it?
***Our growing family of students gather at our 11.30am meeting opposite the Student Union, in King Edward’s Girls School, the home of our South Site. Join us this Sunday and for a free lunch afterwards!*** I remember it well. Packing up my things, swapping goodbyes with friends, counting down the days. Finally, we were… Read More “Calling new and nervous students”
God, we find it hard to watch our news today. We’re saddened. Confused. Angry. We don’t know how to respond. This is horrible. Why does this happen? Why does this happen here? Why does this happen anywhere? We don’t really know what you’re doing with this. We trust you but we’re struggling. This is horrible.… Read More A prayer
“The one concern of the devil is to keep the saints from prayer. Our enemy fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks our wisdom… but trembles when we pray. Prayer turns ordinary mortals into men and women of power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings… Read More Praying post ONE: Living in the good of what God stirred in us on Sunday
If you’re anything like me, you love Jesus. Not perfectly, not gloriously flamboyantly, but genuinely and truly. You love Jesus. You are so grateful for his gospel. And if you’re anything like me, you would love your friends to become Christians. Not “300 of them have this year”. Not “I’m the best evangelist we know!”.… Read More The best gift I’ll get this year
There are some verses in the Bible that offer even the most thoughtful scholar a bit of a headache. God speaks in the Bible through people a long, long, long way away, a long, long, long time ago, and so it’s not surprising that at times, we’d need to give careful thought to work out… Read More A tough verse in Colossians: Some quick thoughts
This fortnight we’re blogging through a series called “Hit The Ground Running”, helping various types of students start the Uni year with a bang. So far we’ve looked at returning students, final years and hitting the ground running in evangelism. Today, hitting the ground running as a Fresher. Dear Fresher, With many students in the church,… Read More Hitting the ground running…as a fresher!