Prophets go around building peoples hopes up.

Thanks to Greg Haslam for that title … [Read more...]

What do you think of crowds?

Many of us find crowds off putting, scary even. For sure they can sometimes be draining- and even Jesus wanted to get away from them sometimes. But Jesus predominantly had compassion on the crowds, he loved them, and he wept over them. Do we weep when we see a crowd? … [Read more...]

Does death no longer shock us?

Holidaymakers on a beach near Naples have appalled Italy by sunbathing, fishing and playing football just metres from the corpse of a drowned pensioner.The fully dressed body washed ashore in front of hundreds of onlookers who chose to ignore it rather than interrupt their sunny bank holiday Monday.A sheet was thrown over the 69-year-old local man, named only as Ciro, as families resumed paddling and picnicking, sometimes pointing and laughing at the waves lapping at his shoes. In a dark … [Read more...]

Life to the full

On the day of judgement a man will have to give account for every legitamate pleasure he denied himself- an ancient jewish saying of great benefit to the Christian … [Read more...]

Pastor or counsellor?

Mental health professioals necessarily act as prophet-theologians who define human nature and the meaning of life while typicaly excising God.They...shepherd the human soul to find refuge in itself, in other people, and in psychoactive medication, because they construct a universe baen of the living God....What kind of thing do these..'professionals' in counselling actually do? Church work. David Powlison j.bib.counselling, 2000,19,19ff … [Read more...]

The golden rule…..

Love God, and do what you please- Augustine … [Read more...]

Wise Blogging

Bernard is commonly known: Some desire to know merely for the sake of knowing, and that is shameful curiosity. Some desire to know that they may sell their knowledge, and that too is shameful. Some desire to know for reputation's sake, and that is shameful vanity. But there are some who desire to know that they may edify others, and that is praiseworthy; and there are some who desire to know that they themselves may be edified, and that is wise.We could rephrase this- Some blog for the sake … [Read more...]

Jesus- 100% Human

Jesus cried at funerals, got angry in church, had close friends, was betrayed by someone he loved, struggled with obeying God, made friends with prostitutes and terrorists, let women get close to him and touch him, loved kids, enjoyed weddings, created 972 bottles of wine, and had a habit of breaking up funerals. … [Read more...]

What is the Church here for?

It is the task of the visible church to make the invisible reign of christ visible- Calvin … [Read more...]

On Evolution

Christianity has fought, still fights and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution destroys utterely and finally the very reason Jesus' earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam & Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of God. Take away the meaning of his death. If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing! Bozarth, the meaninq of evolution, … [Read more...]