After Rich’s recent talk (listen here from 31mins50) that spoke of our responsibility to care for creation as God’s people, we asked a few people in the church who have a passion for these issues to share their wisdom. These are not commandments to see as a burden, but more helpful ideas, from those with… Read More Care for creation: Some practical ideas
Sometimes I read the Bible and get blown away by the relentless pace at which God works in the world. In the space of one page turn, kingdoms rise and fall, nations turn around, hopes are fulfilled and God works! Wonderful. Then I look at my story and it can all feel somewhat slower! Days,… Read More Unremarkable days…
We’re about to embark upon a thoroughly exciting voyage, a term or two munching our way through the book of Hebrews. It’s a segment of Scripture that explicitly and unashamedly shouts and sings loudly and lovingly about Jesus from beginning to end and bellows on every page: “JESUS IS GREATER!”. We should get a logo… Read More Hebrews: Who dunnit?
Bible translations have a history of controversy. In the English speaking world, there would still be a large body of Christians that would view the King James Version as the only reliable, and in fact infallible, Bible translation. There would be other prominent (and more mainstream) evangelical preachers who would flat out refuse to preach… Read More And Churchcentral’s Favourite Sunday Morning Bible Translation Is…
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?
Two questions came in to Jonny after his recent sermon on Miracles. Here, he seeks to address them. Jonny said in his sermon that only apostles (and Philip) heal anyone in the book of Acts, but what about Ananias in Acts 9:17-19? Could you talk some more about your observation that only a few people… Read More Jonny’s talk on miracles | Questions, answers and apologies
“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