My Father’s World

I love seasons, I thank God for seasons, life is made up of seasons. In the last week or so we have seen the change from summer to autumn taking place (whilst borders have had a second lease of life), and this year in England we have been experiencing New England scenes as the natural … Continue reading My Father’s World

Conflict Resolution in the Church

‘I’ll sue’ are popular words today, and there are people out there who are ready to help you do it. We are pestered by telesales people who inform us that we have had an accident or some such thing and more than likely we will be able to get some money out of it. Things … Continue reading Conflict Resolution in the Church

How the Father loves us

Frequently when thinking of the Father's love we start and stop at the cross and the story of redemption but his love doesn't stop there, his love is revealed in his concern and care for our down to earth, everyday lives - he is truly, the good, good Father, who knows how to care for his … Continue reading How the Father loves us

Encountering the Father’s Embrace

Many know in their heads that God is love, that he loves them, but fail to experience what that really means. Because of negative or bad human experiences of 'father' they cannot understand or fully realise Father God's embrace of his children. Perhaps their experience was performance oriented, passive - present but indifferent, authoritarian, abusive, … Continue reading Encountering the Father’s Embrace

God – he, she or what?

So according to the news here in the UK there are those who want to call God, ' she ' (telegraph.co.uk). And so they want to remove the male references to God and retranslate the scriptures and liturgy to give God a more feminine feel. The big problem with this is that Jesus himself taught … Continue reading God – he, she or what?

God is Good

God is good - there are many that doubt this, even some Christians. This though is the testimony of scripture - God is good, and he is good because he is love. The problem is we live in a world that's all muddled up with what love and goodness is Goodness mustn't be confused with … Continue reading God is Good