Last time I posted about the difference it makes to Christian spiritual formation depending on whether our focus is on holiness or love and how it can lead to distortion in our lives if we focus on one to the neglect of the other. And that brings in the whole question of balance. Now for … Continue reading Spiritual formation – balance
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
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!
Culture is part of life whether we know it or not. Its is an atmosphere, a way of being and doing, created by a common understanding, either intentionally or unintentionally. Every home has a culture, every society, every church. The question is what kind of culture, there's good, mediocre and the downright toxic, and every … Continue reading Setting a culture of honour
As Easter follows Christmas, and Ascension follows Easter, so Pentecost follows Ascension. The early church knew in the coming of the Spirit that the Son was at the Father's right hand in the Glory, and had received from Him the gift of the Spirit. Jesus had said while here on earth when conversing with his … Continue reading Pentecost – what of it?
What is the most important event in the Christian calendar? There are four major events in the Christian calendar: Christmas, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost. We are all familiar with Christmas, Easter and Pentecost, but the Ascension is another question. Christmas we get, Easter we get, and Pentecost we get, but the Ascension? Is that just for … Continue reading The forgotten event
You've seen stories of people who've gone to the battlefield and been reported missing in action, presumed dead. Then a report comes through that they have been seen and those that know them are excited but don't know whether they dare to believe it, or not, "are you sure? What proof do you have?" I … Continue reading He’s Alive!