But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Friday, 20 March 2020 00:11

Is the Corona Divine Judgement? Featured

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‘Is it wrong to think of the Coronavirus as a judgement from God?’
That may seem like an odd question at a time when we are all trying to cheer each other up. Initially, it may sound negative. But it’s a question that leads somewhere decidedly good.
I put the above question out to...

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 02:04

Knowing a Biblical Jesus Featured

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THE EARLY CHURCH EXPLODED from a small group of misfit disciples into the most dynamic and cohesive movement within the Roman empire in just three hundred years. They were the new kids on the block – and they were taking over the place. One early critic was claiming that they had...

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Sunday, 19 January 2020 21:29

(Feminine) Beauty Ugly Christ Featured

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WE EXPERIENCE BEAUTY IN a variety of ways: through song, paintings, sunsets, people, etc. And, though we need to think about beauty generally, it is worth saying a word about human beauty first as it seems to be the most influential in our society.
Girls!
Now, between the two genders, God seems to...

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 20:18

The Spoken Unfathomable Featured

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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.’ 
-John 1.14 
WORDS ARE THE STUFF of magic. Every sentence has the potential to be a spell and every expression an...

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Thursday, 26 September 2019 21:33

The New Masters of the Shame Featured

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MY EARLIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES of church culture are a cocktail. They're warm ones mixed together with… the other type.
Within that other type are memories of shaming. This wasn't uncommon in church culture in the late 80s. Traditional, and sometimes Christian, morality...

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Monday, 26 August 2019 20:14

The Moral Case for Animal Products Featured

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MASTURBATION MAY SEEM LIKE a strange place to begin a conversation about the moral case for animal products. But it wasn't to Mr. Kellogg.
In the 19th Century, Kellogg started making breakfast cereals. He was a 7th Day Adventist, a Christian sect of questionable orthodoxy, who wanted people to give...

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Monday, 29 July 2019 21:54

Kissing Kalamity Hello Featured

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NOT LONG AGO, MANY OF us were greeted by the sad news that Josh Harris, the man (then boy) who had writtenI Kissed Dating Goodbye, was separating from his wife. As if that calamity wasn’t big enough, a week later he announced, again via Instagram, that he was also no longer a professing...

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019 03:39

Is Katie Hopkins the Anti-Christ? Featured

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PREMIER CHRISTIAN, THE UK'S LEADING Christian magazine and one that publishes many fine articles, has now published 'Why Katie Hopkins is Wrong about Christian Culture' by Abby King. The supposed goal of this article is to convince us that a tweet from Hopkins misrepresents Christianitythus...

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 01:19

Job Vacancy: Prophet

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Who did you go into the wilderness expecting to see? A reed blownabout by the wind or a man in soft clothing?’ -Mt 11
John was an Elijah Man in many ways. Both men ate meat. Elijah’s meat flew to him courtesy of Raven Airways. John’s meat flew to him with its own wings: he...

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Thursday, 23 May 2019 01:13

Revelation 11: Apocalyptic Elijah

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REVELATION IS A TREMENDOUS BOOK for adoration. 
The images it gives of the throne of God and the victory of the Lamb over the beast inspires all the children of God to worship. It is a book that enriches the heart even if it puzzles the mind at times. It is a book where poets have an...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:22

Is the Gospel Inclusive?

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INCLUSIVE. IT IS THE ETHICAL WORD of our generation―the virtue by which every other virtue must be measured. Companies, political parties, and even celebrities vie to squeeze this word into their speeches. The search engine giant I use boasts that it is an...

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Wednesday, 03 April 2019 20:38

Does Jesus Smash the Hierarchies?

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Jeffrey Hoffman offered up a challenge recently on something that I had said on my FB page. It seemed that his argument was based on the notion that the Christian message is essentially anti-hierarchical and he referenced Jesus' use of Isaiah in his Luke four Nazareth sermon to help make his...

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