Spiritual formation

Reading and reflecting on growing in Christ or spiritual formation, it makes a big difference as to whether we focus on holiness or love to the exclusion of the other. If our focus is holiness, sin consciousness and separation from the world will play a big part. If our focus is love, acceptance and relational … Continue reading Spiritual formation

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

The world is full of stories, both real and fictional. We all love a good story, you only have to walk into a bookshop or go to a cinema to discover how we love a story. There are stories that have us on the edge of our seats, stories that touch our hearts, stories of … Continue reading The Greatest Story Ever Told

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

Kingdom loving – part 2 

So God loves spectacularly, he loves like crazy when compared to this world's love. The love that existed in the heart of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, could not be held back by our sin and rebellion. It led to God becoming flesh, being tempted like we are, confronting the powers of darkness, being despised … Continue reading Kingdom loving – part 2 

Kingdom Loving – part 1

Love as the song says, makes the world go round… The airwaves are filled with songs about love, the genre of romantic novels abounds with love stories, social and political drama’s frequently have a sub story of a couple falling in love, yet love in our world so often has parameters around it, I’ll love … Continue reading Kingdom Loving – part 1

Encountering the risen Christ

What a story, every time I read it or hear it it never ceases to amaze me. We stagger at the incarnation, but this parrellels and transcends that part of the story. In the incarnation we see God taking on human flesh, yes, real flesh and blood, and living here in the confines of our … Continue reading Encountering the risen Christ