Setting a culture of honour

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

Fake news and demonising

Today it's commonplace - I'm sure there has always been a measure of it, but today it seems to be accepted practice, the manufacturing and communicating of fake news - the distortion and twisting of things to serve a particular agenda; and the demonising of those who hold opposing ideas - the discrediting and belittling … Continue reading Fake news and demonising

Encountering God at Vesuvius

Today we visited Mount Vesuvius and wow some place - all too glad it was dormant! In looking at the mountain and into the crater one couldn't help but think of the incredible energy that blew it's top and forced thousands, indeed millions, of tons of material up into the air and displaced in on … Continue reading Encountering God at Vesuvius

Seeking His Presence

We know a lot about God, and do a lot in His name, but knowing about God and doing things in His name whether conformist or nonconformist (we all have our formats) is not the same as knowing His Presence - Presence is about encounter, meeting God and engaging dynamically with Him. Too frequently we … Continue reading Seeking His Presence

The Image of God and the Gospel

The image of God in humanity is an essential part of the gospel - especially in a world that wants to reduce the level of human life to that of an evolved form of animal existence. The gospel must have a high doctrine of man. It must know who man is/was created to be. It … Continue reading The Image of God and the Gospel

The Image of God in your Neighbour

Who are you? Someone made in the image of God. Profound. Not just you. Not a few select ones, but all. Everyone. Your husband/wife, your neighbour, your colleague, your children, your friends, your enemies, the rich and the poor, the educated and uneducated. The talented and the not-so talented. Those on the left and those … Continue reading The Image of God in your Neighbour

A Different Kind of Life

Frequently on popular media the impression is given that the life of humans is exactly the same as that of the animal world and therefore we are just another kind of animal, just more evolved, but essentially the same. Scripture says otherwise. When we read the creation account in Genesis not only is there a … Continue reading A Different Kind of Life