Category Archives: Christian living

We Need More Than The Word of God – We Need God!

When I was younger and fitter, I used to do a fair amount of overnight hiking. I was a member of Boy’s Brigade and the leaders taught me how to read a map and use a compass. I learnt many … Continue reading

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At last, something worthy to say on the subject.

There has been much activity and buzzing with online media regarding cessationism. Many times I have started to write and engage with it; only to hear the Spirit of the Lord encourage me not to and put it away. But this … Continue reading

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Simply put, we are called to love.

Lisa Robinson has written an excellent blog article on Parchment and Pen called, Can We Stop Fearing Love, linking to a article on Christianity Today.  She writes,  I observe that Christians of the conservative stripe, who really care about not losing truth and sound … Continue reading

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Those Christians sure are weirdos!

Christians are a weird bunch. We talk about loving our enemies. (Whether we do or not is a different story.) We talk about love, hope, joy, contentedness, forgiveness, peace….and we even sing at funerals. And we sing with a measure … Continue reading

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Jack of all trades and master of none.

A recent comment about being a man of many talents, reminded me of a conversation I had with an aunty 28 years ago. I was then 17 and she had asked me what I wanted to do with my life. … Continue reading

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The Christian message.

I wrote the following status on my Facebook page this morning. In the modern era of uncertainty and the absence of a recognised existentialist truth – the Christian message is foundational for the development of the certainty of ones identity … Continue reading

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The importance of Spiritual gifts, callings and position.

I was flicking through Dave Black’s blog that is not a blog and followed a link to a paper written by John Piper, on the subject of Spiritual Gifts. My nutshell paraphrase of what he says is that; The importance … Continue reading

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Making every effort.

I have been reading through the 2nd book of Peter. The first chapter is a challenge in that it calls us to recognise our position in Christ, recognising that we are cleansed from all our sins. We are then called … Continue reading

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A few rambling thoughts about Wisdom Literature

I have been working through C.Hassell. Bullock “Ecclesiastes,” in An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books, revised and expanded (Chicago: Moody Press, 1988)190 ..for my exegesis assignment. He makes an interesting point that the Wisdom books may be considered … Continue reading

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We need to grow bigger.

Dave Black writes an stinging critique of the American church and says that bigger isn’t better, when talking about the enormity of the buildings. Friday, March 18 6:30 PM Why are we so easily deceived into thinking that bigger is … Continue reading

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