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 – it’s anyway better than 10 minutes of cats stuck in boxes. Continue reading “Does God still heal today?”
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.
So, I am sat here, with my damn phone in my hand, and thinking, “I wish I could send a text message to God. Just to, you know, check in. Let him know how things are.”.
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.
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. Continue reading “Re-blog: Seven reasons to ban the Lord’s prayer.”
With everything going on these days with the gay marriage thing in the US, and now UK Anglican church trying to figure out how they are going to handle this issue and how this might affect the Anglican church in Africa, it seems like some wheels are trying to shake themselves loose. Continue reading “How do we update the bible?”
This post has been really difficult to publish. Terrible things have happened and I don’t want to jump on some media bandwagon and take advantage of someone’s grief, but I would like to highlight some profound things which have taken place.
At about 9pm on June 17th 2015, Cynthia Hurd, 54; Susie Jackson, 87; Ethel Lance, 70; Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49; Hon. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; Rev. Sharonda Singleton, 45 and Myra Thompson, 59 were killed after Dylann Roof opened fire during a bible study at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C.. Roof was taken into custody following an eighteen hour manhunt.
It’s hard to figure out sometimes what is going on when we enter spiritually dry seasons in our lives. Calling this arid, dusty spiritual time a “Desert Experience” makes it seem somehow noble and worthwhile, almost heroic. For those going through the desert, it can be an intensely lonely time and desperate time. Continue reading “My feeble, whispered, faithless prayer …”
I have to say, I was pretty interested to read in the press about Angelina Jolie praying for the rain to stop during the filming of “Unbroken”. I love this kind of stuff, I really do, but there something much more important I want to write about. Continue reading “Angelina Jolie prayed for the rain to stop. So?”
Protect us from evil.
This line is translated a few ways
NIV: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
GNT: Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One
CEV: Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil
I’ve put several translations here so you get a feel of what Jesus was saying in his mother-tongue. Continue reading “The Lord’s Prayer 5/5 – Protect us from evil”