I wasn’t looking for God. I didn’t seriously think there was anybody there, and I definitely didn’t think there was any way of finding out. And in any case, why would I want to find out? What was in it … Continue reading
I’m reading John Piper’s Finally Alive, about the biblical concept of being born again, and thinking about my own story – thinking about it again in the light of what he’s bringing out in the book, how even that first … Continue reading
I’ve never thought of it this way. I’m reading a book called Finally Alive, by John Piper, talking about the biblical concept of being born again. He reminds us that Jesus said “you must be born again” and not “I suggest … Continue reading
1 July is a special date in my diary.
This is an old post from my archives. It is long, because my journey from Jewish Agnostic to Jewish Follower of Jesus was a long one, and not all that straightforward.
Yes, 1 July 2002 is the day I was born again.
If you don’t know what being born again means, don’t worry, I didn’t either until it happened. Growing up in a Jewish home in Israel, you don’t hear about this stuff. And even going to church – well, it varies. The churches I attended didn’t tend to talk about it, and when I heard people use this term it meant nothing to me, it was as though they were talking Chinese. But eventually, in God’s good time, after over 12 years in the church and thinking I was a Christian, it happened.
My 12 years in the wilderness started with a visit to a church in London a few months after I arrived in England. I wasn’t searching for God or anything like that – I just went along with a friend who wanted to go to church. (Long…
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