As the year draws to a close, it is appropriate that I also conclude my series on suffering, and more specifically, a series of articles that focussed a verse sent to me by a friend back in October 2016. I have been clinging onto these words ever more firmly since.  I have already posted an introduction, and a series of posts on each word of a string of promises that Peter makes his readers: After you have suffered a little while, the… Read more

I don’t thank God FOR my suffering I thank him IN it, and I thank him DESPITE it. Read more

Five hundred years later some Christians seem almost embarrassed about the Reformation. Not me. Read more

Perhaps one of the most painful and unhelpful things we can say to someone who is sick is to suggest that their sickness is directly caused by their sin. Read more

There is a brand of muscular faith that is promoted by some today. According to this school of thought you will be healed or blessed by God if you can only believe strongly enough, shout loudly enough, deny the realities facing you robustly enough, refuse to listen to the diagnoses of doctors stubbornly enough, and basically be positive enough. If you are anything like me, your faith is not strong enough for that. Perhaps your faith is weak like mine. Maybe you… Read more

Imagine reading an advertisement for a job. In the person specification it asked for weak people, foolish people, despised people, those who think they are nothing. Would you apply? Read more

I offer these ten tips, each with a do and a don’t, for the Christian who is sick and seeking healing. Read more

Are you sick? Or are you in a prolonged recovery from a sickness? God promises to ‘confirm’ you. Read more

“Come to Jesus and all your problems will immediately disappear,” said no Evangelist ever, or at least I hope not! Read more

Do you feel broken, inadequate, ‘washed up’ and somehow past your sell by date? Welcome to the club. Read more

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