Monthly Archives: February 2012

In The Original Text–the irony.

I’m currently reading the book, “In The Original Text It Says”  and will be posting up my  overall review in the coming weeks. For now though, there is some slight irony in this book, which I want share. Before I … Continue reading

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Pastoral Care Skills.

I was humbled this morning where in the course of the conversation, I was told I had great pastoral care skills. This person wasn’t yanking my chain, nor were they just flattering me; instead they were sharing with me that … Continue reading

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A painful cost.

There is a real cost in following Christ. At times there is a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual cost for the individual and community to be a Christ follower. Its a cost that bows one at the knees. It causes … Continue reading

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Teacher of all!

We were reflecting on the first chapter of Mark tonight at Bible Study. I was thinking through the story of Jesus calling the fishermen to come and follow him and he would teach them to fish for people instead. I … Continue reading

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It’s Valentine.

Yesterday was a busy day for us. We had to sort out some banking, insurance and other mundane issues of life. We also had an appointment with a sales rep, from an Solar Power company, to come and see us … Continue reading

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Ben Witherington Pipe(ers) in.

Ben Witherington has written an excellent article in response to John Pipers recent debacle about “Masculine Flavoured Christianity”  He adds a worthy twist to the frenzied online engagement to which Pipers stance has created. He claims that Piper’s theology is … Continue reading

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Unconditional what?

There seems to be much confusion within some Christian and quasi Christian circles regarding what the unconditional love of God means. Some equate this love as meaning unconditional acceptance of or  the condoning of their actions, no matter what. This … Continue reading

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A birthday present trial

It’s my 45th birthday today. I received a Samsung Galaxy Tab, some much needed shirts along with a beautifully written card from my dearest. I am a little daunted with all the technology surrounding me. The reality is that I … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Curiosity. A question for my American Friends.

I am fascinated with all the hype  interest that is shown in the Super Bowl. I have heard so much about it, I had to have a look to see what it was all about. And I have to say, … Continue reading

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There are times when all we can do is accept it is true.

My long term readers will know that I have struggled since 17th October 2007 with the ongoing repercussions of having suffered from“Viral Encephalitis.” I praise the Lord that there has been great improvement and healing over those years to where … Continue reading

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