Coming soon… Exploring the Role of Women in the Church

The role of women in the church continues to be a controversial issue. Back in 2018 I set out on a course of study and research on it. What started as a somewhat casual study gained in intensity and purpose the more I got into it. And what started as a personal study has finally … Continue reading Coming soon… Exploring the Role of Women in the Church

Transitions

Richard Burgess, 10.07.2021 Life is full of transitional moments, all varying in degrees of importance. Some come about through the different stages of life, others through a change of circumstances, still others through crises which could be related to health, age, the loss of a job or someone close to us. The danger is we … Continue reading Transitions

Dealing with Disappointment

Richard Burgess, 31.05.2022 Doesn't matter who we are, how old we are, where we are, everyone of us will have experienced disappointment at times - maybe you are right now. Things have not worked out as you expected, someone has let you down, you didn't get the qualification you had worked so hard for, you … Continue reading Dealing with Disappointment

How shall we live?

Richard Burgess, 06.05.2022 In my last post I spoke about the fact we are justified by faith in Christ alone. That Jesus plus nothing truly equals everything! Too good to be true? Not at all, it is the gospel, the Good News! That is the magnificence of the gospel! It's done. As Paul says in … Continue reading How shall we live?

Justified by faith or by faith and works?

Richard Burgess One of the biggest questions relating to the Christian life is the question of faith and works - is it really faith only, or is it faith and works, and if so how much faith, and how much works, 90%/10%? 80/20? Or 50/50 etc? And if so, what kind of works? It’s a … Continue reading Justified by faith or by faith and works?