In the Beginning – there was no Beginning Something was already there.It was not the Beginning but the continuation of a pre-existence “Big Bang” does not compute.The sums for that first instant run to infinity -A mathematical term for “I don’t know!” But our universe, now huge, was once small;A window about to open; A … Continue reading No Beginning
Prejudice is part of being human. We each have a point of view. We come from somewhere. We’re formed by our experiences. And we prejudge things. That’s what prejudice is.
Why are the books of Chronicles included in the Bible? Who wants to read those boring lists of names? You don’t have to like the lists of names in Chronicles, but they belong where they are. The Bible is a book for the whole world.
Pharisees figure prominently in the New Testament and Jesus hardly had a good word for them. He called them a brood of snakes, blind guides, hypocrites; he accused them of honouring their traditions more than God’s commandments; he said their worship was a farce; he accused them of giving alms just to be noticed; he … Continue reading What about the Pharisees?
As we grow older, consider this – it’s OK to leave footprints that people may choose to follow, but it's not OK to leave holes that people will feel obliged to fill. That’s the difference between management and leadership. It’s the difference between commanding and inspiring. It’s the difference between taking and giving.
The Prodigal Son's father as viewed by the Son. What does it FEEL like to be forgiven when you know you've really messed up?
The spiritual life is characterised as a walk - why is that? And what does it entail?
We live in a world that expects us to project an image – and, for many people, their image comes out of the wardrobe. We spend so much of our life trying to fulfil a role that we easily lose sight of who we really are. Do you want to pray from your heart? You’d best start by discovering what’s in your heart.
Holiness isn't fashionable, but it's at the core of Christianity. There's no conflict between faith and holiness. We don't need tricks of gimmicks. What the world wants to see is the sincere testimony of a transformed life. No sermon speaks louder than that.
Hello, or is it Hallo? Or could it even be Hullo? This most common of English words has a variety of spellings and even more pronunciations and intonations. But what does it mean?