The resurrection of Jesus was real, powerful and life changing, you only have to look at his followers! They were a strange bunch, much like you and I. They followed him, served alongside him, they doubted him, they denied him and deserted him, and then.... then they encountered him, not a ghost, not a figment … Continue reading Resurrection impact
Christmas is about love - but what kind of love? Love as the popular song says, "Makes the world go round and around...." and the Beatles sang "all you need is love." But what is this love that we need, this love that makes the world go round and around? Christina Rossetti's carol says, "Love … Continue reading Love came down at Christmas
Sin, not a word or a subject we are comfortable with - we'd rather talk about love and grace. We'd rather be affirmed than convicted. Patted on the backed rather than challenged and corrected. Following my last post re Steve Chalke's article in Christianity calling for a new understanding among Christians with regard to homosexual … Continue reading Essential Goodness or Total Depravity?
The gospel makes it possible to face our past & make new choices in the present in order that we might enjoy an emotionally healthier future http://twitter.com/richardburgess2/status/263178975742926848
One of the big questions we often encounter in our Christian life is the one of faith and works – is believing in Jesus enough or is there something I should do? This isn’t a new one – it has dogged the church from the beginning, and ensnared many a Christian. It’s what we might … Continue reading Faith & Works
A lot of theological thought and ink has been expended on the first 6 verses of Revelation 20, and all because it mentions six times a thousand years, yet nowhere else in the Bible is this time frame ever mentioned. The futurist sees it as a literal one thousand years after Jesus has returned. The … Continue reading Revelation 20 Some thoughts on the Millenium