Reading through Ephesians today, I came across this verse: “For this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person – such a man is an idolater – has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.”(Chapter 5 verse 5) In light of the recent development in the US regarding same sex … More Self, Sex and Substance!
Poor cousin to Bali yet richly raw rice fielded grains spread on plastic sheets sun-warmed from pure skies bagged brown gold borne crosswise on motorbikes to market. Bricked and mortared buildings spring from rich larval soils yet many lie abandoned burnt out pillars overtaken by tropical tendrils. Materialism struggles to gain a foothold on Rinjani’s bold green … More Lombok Reflections July 2015
I have been reading through the minor prophets lately. Amos sums up the basic and central requirement God had for his people then and has for us now. In Amos 2:4 he proclaims: This is what the Lord says: For three sins of Judah, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. Because … More Central Requirements
I have been thinking about freedom lately especially after reading 1 Peter 2:16 “Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.’ Scripture talks of us being free but also of being slaves of Christ (Ephesians 6:6) or servants of God. We know we … More What is Freedom?
Easter has come and gone again for another year. I must confess to not being a great celebrator of Easter. It is not that I don’t have a great respect for the Easter event itself. It is after all the pivot point of the history of the world. I think it is because of the … More Easter Reflection
What is it with this obsession with happiness? Everywhere you turn, there are people promoting happiness, books on happiness, people blogging about happiness, adverts showing us what will make us happy etc. Happiness is so dependent on things going right or just things. Happiness is fickle and hard to maintain. Joy on the other hand … More The Problem of Happiness.
Isaac Nash A strange feeling to become a grandfather. A sense of real excitement, like when our first son – Samuel was born but different. I know so much more now than I did then. A sense of responsibility to ensure he gets on in life well. Apprehension that his parents may not know what … More First grandchild