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
It was a joy to be teaching on the Trinity this weekend, a subject that is still too frequently left in the background of our personal and corporate Christian life, with far too many evangelical Christians statiscally really not certain of what the Trinity really is. Thats serious, because true Christianity stands or falls with … Continue reading Delighting in the Trinity
What is a personal relationship with God? It's not the first time I've been asked the question, but it happened again recently and came from someone who is a believer, which kind of took me by surprise. And yet I suppose it shouldn't take us by surprise, after all God is Spirit and we are … Continue reading What is a Personal Relationship with God?
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
Love. Profound word, much abused word. The Bible is a book of love, true love, a love so profound and beautiful, and Christmas is about the dramatic unfolding of that love. 'God is love' the Bible simply states. As a trinity of being Father, Son and Holy Spirit, God has always been a loving being … Continue reading No greater love