Beware those Bible verses that start with Beware of the Scribes/the Pharisees – when Jesus is pointing out those other people’s faults, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll find he’s also pointing a finger at you. Because, guess what, … Continue reading
Nobody understands me – not completely. There are things about me that people just don’t get. Even with close friends there is stuff… even those who know me well have those moments… it’s painful sometimes, when I share something of … Continue reading
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” How can I make a joyful noise when… But even when there’s pain and sadness, even when my whole very … Continue reading
Religion, people sometimes say, is all about pie in the sky when you die. And why give up good stuff now for something that may or may not materialise later?
So it may surprise you to hear that “later” was not why I became a Christian Continue reading
I went to church on Sunday evening and got all emotional. By the end of the service my glasses were totally smudged with tears. Hours later I realised I hadn’t yet shown signs of life on Google+ and people might wonder … Continue reading
so there was this guy who was very powerful, he was king and he could basically do whatever he liked – nobody would dare to stand in his way. he saw a woman and fancied her, and hey, so what … Continue reading
I thought I’d try to clarify some of misconceptions – about the Christian approach to morality, and our motivation for obeying God. Spoiler: it’s not because we’re scared of Hell.