I guess for all of us the corovirus pandemic has brought about an unexpected change in our lifestyles. Suddenly there is a revised sense of values as normal schedules have been thrown into disarray, the planned everyday routines that we all have suddenly been overthrown by the need to do life in a totally different … Continue reading Coronavirus, God, and us
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!
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
Easter deserves as much attention as Christmas as it is the culmination of the incarnation, well actually not quite, the Ascension is, another part of the story that deserves more attention. But I'm in danger of digressing! Back to Easter. The problem is, it's not about a little baby, and everyone loves a baby. Somehow … Continue reading Easter – Encountering and Delighting in the Love of God
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
Have you got a vision? How compelling is it? You can't really do life without vision, it's essential to life, without it we stumble or go round in circles. The writer of Proverbs says "without a vision the people perish." (29:18). Vision is needed for ourselves, for marriage, for family, for our work, for ministry … Continue reading Vision