I was going on about this blog to one of the ducklings, trying to explain about how the Christian faith still holds water when it just seems like it's held together with sticky-tape and string. Somehow we got onto Psalm 23, probably we were talking about the "Beauty from ashes" post. Anyways, we got to…Read more That bit about the banquet in the enemy camp
The link popped up a few times on my Facebook feed, so I watched it. Once my eyes had dried, I figured I'd re-blog it here for both of you. I was going to tell you where the fun happens, but it's only just over 10 minutes long, so I reckon you can spare that long -…Read more Does God still heal today?
Strength is holding on just little while longer. Strength is climbing one more hill. Strength is "maybe tomorrow ... ". Strength is letting go and falling into the unknown. Strength is getting up after you fall down. Strength is starting over. Strength is found on the other side of weakness. Strength is looking your weakness…Read more Strength
Yeah, so .. this gem cropped up on Facebook and I thought I'd share what it brought to mind. The image is of a humorous exchange between, I am guessing, a fictional Sheikh and his son who is studying abroad. ________________ Son: Dear Father, Berlin is wonderful and the people are really nice. Even though,…Read more The Sheikh’s son, the Ferrari and the train
For some charismatic Christians, the mere mention of "liturgy" could make them feel faint in the head and want to sit down with a glass of water. Liturgy. The anti-thesis of spirit-led worship and freedom. Liturgy. Dusty. Dry. Old fashioned. Dead. Sister Monica Joan is a character from the popular TV show "Call the midwife",…Read more Liturgy as a rope to cling to
Yeah, it's been a wierd start to the year. Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman have all packed their bags and shuffled off their mortal coils. May they rest in peace, and may God surround their family and friends with His peace, grace and comfort as they grieve. But with the deaths of these prominent figures, it's…Read more Everyone keeps dying …
The sharp dressed man. Every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man. They crop up all over the place, even at church. In fact when it comes to church, most of us make some effort to scrub up. We might pull on a fresh shirt, a clean pair of pants and drag a brush through…Read more Thank goodness that’s not me
If there is one taboo topic, one elephant in the room in the church, it's the Tithe. High on the list of topics which can evoke strong feelings. As Christ followers there are of course other topics which get our blood pressure up but they come and go with the seasons. Subjects which easily get…Read more Paying a worker their worth
The Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft, has lashed out (or as much as English Bishops do lash out) in response to cinemas banning a simple video of people reciting the Lord's prayer. The ban was put in place so that audiences "would not be offended" by the prayer when shown before Star Wars, or something.…Read more Re-blog: Seven reasons to ban the Lord’s prayer.
Let's see what happens here. Some argue that persecution actually helps Christianity flourish. I'm wondering how much international support of the Chinese church we'll see from other nations and other parts of the body of Christ globally. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke) News…Read more Crosses being torn down in China