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!
Over the next fortnight, as students begin to think about the new Uni term beginning, we’re blogging through a series called “Hit the Ground Running”, aimed at helping various types of students begin the academic year as they mean to go on. Today, Rich blogs for returning students. So, Churchcentral student! You’re coming back to… Read More Students: Hitting the Ground Running…as a returner
Anyone who has been through Uni as a Christian will recognise the phenomenon. The exams begin to finish, the goodbyes are said, the summer is ahead of you and the possibilities are endless. Good intentions abound for the three months away from lectures, responsibility and other things that were holding you back. The sun is… Read More What to do when the holiday dry spell comes…