Spiritual formation – to busy to be formed

Busy, busy, busy, it seems to be the stuff of life. Busy at work, busy at home, life can seem unavoidably busy. How's yours? When it comes to spirituality it is massive, a killer. To quote Eugene Peterson, "Busyness is the enemy of spirituality. It is essentially laziness. It is doing the easy thing instead … Continue reading Spiritual formation – to busy to be formed

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Wow!

Pam and I have just returned from 8 days in Norway with Oak Hall, and wow, what a place. We stayed on the edge of one of the Fjordes at Brandoy Mission and Congress, Bjoa. Big shout to Andreas who heads things up there, and also to Vicky the Oak Hall leader and Matt the … Continue reading Wow!

Confession, repentance and forgiveness?

If Jesus has done it all, do I need to confess my sin? do I need to ask for forgiveness? Big questions, good questions. So here are some thoughts. I love the grace of God, I preach and teach grace with a passion, because it's in the Bible, because it is the gospel. It saves, … Continue reading Confession, repentance and forgiveness?

Knowing the Word, Living the Life – 1 John

We live in an uncertain world, a world where it seems everything is up for grabs, for reinterpretation or disregarding. Things that have been norms for generations are being cast aside.  Sadly even in the church, even the 'evangelical' church (that part that used to be certain of what it believed), uncertainty has been making … Continue reading Knowing the Word, Living the Life – 1 John

Kingdom loving 3

The challenge to love like God does is massive. It is the radical message of the New Testament. More radical than we are prepared to admit. A love that forgives enemies. A love that forgives seventy times seven. A love that desires to bless. A love that goes on and on - strange how in … Continue reading Kingdom loving 3

Thank God the universe isn’t closed

I don't know what your thoughts are as you begin the new year - sad, mad or glad... But here's something that makes a world of a difference - we are not living in a closed universe. Now you might be thinking, what has that got to do with it? The answer is an awful … Continue reading Thank God the universe isn’t closed

Building a Kingdom Culture 5 – Sons not Slaves

Sons not Slaves I love that song "I'm no longer a slave to fear, I am  a child of God" and yet how many of God's family have ended up as slaves, controlled by fears without and fears within, yet, Paul very clearly says that slavery is not the birthright of the child of God, … Continue reading Building a Kingdom Culture 5 – Sons not Slaves