Don’t be afraid of doubt. OK, it may feel like a threat, but you can also treat it as a tool to help you dig down to the solid ground of your real faith. I'm avoiding the adjective “true”, because it’s so often used in a negative way. “True Faith” (note the capitals) implies a set of beliefs that we have and they don’t. My real faith consists of the things I believe deep down, and those beliefs have been tested again and again – by doubt.
Christians across the world have been praying for Ukraine, but are we praying for Russia?
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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.