The Sailor

The Sailor

I wrote this last night as I reflected on jumping back into the swirling, churning waters of life with a busy job, long commute and young family after having a two week holiday. Sometimes getting off the treadmill for a while makes it hard to jump back on! For those of you Fathers out there with … Continue reading

This is not The Truman Show

This is not The Truman Show

In chapter 6 of God Is Not Great, Hitchens focuses on the twin issues of believers thinking 1) the entire universe is absorbed with their petty interests, and conversely 2) that they are worthless wretches. His problem with this is that our own self-worth as humans is both exaggerated and diminished by these attitudes. He argues that we are … Continue reading

Total Forgiveness

Total Forgiveness

Last Sunday I spoke on the subject of biblical forgiveness from Matthew 18. The message is available to download here or listen online here. The main theme for the sermon was how can God ask us to forgive everyone and yet, he requires reconciliation before restoring relationship, i.e. why do we have to say sorry before we … Continue reading

Discipleship for the 21st century

Discipleship for the 21st century

How do we disciple the next generation of Christians in an increasingly anti-Christian society? How does a marginalised church thrive and not just survive at the grassroots level? Are our discipleship practices still relevant for the 21st century, if not how do they need to change? In answer to some of these questions I give … Continue reading