A Dozen Things God Did with Your Sin: And Three Things He’ll Never Do

I’ve yet to meet a Christian who isn’t, at one point in their lives or another, reminded of their sin and feels guilt and shame. There are also Christians who feel powerlessly wracked with guilt that they doubt they are even a Christian in the first place. Satan knows how to remind us of our past transgressions and the daily battle we face against temptation, he knows how to plague us. But, if we are in Christ, we are forgiven. If you’re looking for a book to solidify that truth in your mind, this is it!

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Called to Reconciliation: How the Church Can Model Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion

Justice, diversity and inclusion are three of the buzzwords in the world today. These are not bad things and christians should be calling for justice, diversity and inclusion. In some circles to say that the church should call for justice, diversity and inclusion would be enough to be branded a liberal. But it is vital to have these terms defined and to have the put in order of priority with the spread of the gospel being of first importance.

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Saturday Snippets (January 15)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

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“Pick up your suit, deny your hoodie and follow me”?

Can a church have such a thing as an unbiblical culture? It sure can! Look around the world, both past and present, and you’ll find churches whose doors are only opened to you if you’re a certain colour, social class, background or if you’re sticking to a certain dress code. Sure, it isn’t true of every middle class church, but there can be an unbiblical culture that is alive in middle-class churches.

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Gospel Smugness

Sharing the gospel is a must for every Christian. Evangelism is a command that Jesus gave the apostles and all of His people must engage in. But the way we evangelise is massively important. There are many books out there on the important of evangelism and some on the ‘how to’ of evangelism too. What I like about this book is that Blake Long takes a slightly different approach.

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Planting, Assurance, Dementia and an Invitation…

This blog is read by a wide range of people, many of whom I don’t know. Among my followers there are pastors, doctors, construction workers, cleaners, office workers, parents, pensioners and everyone in-between. I love the fact that my readership is so diverse, but it also means that sometimes I need to do shorter reviews of books from a wide variety of topics to be useful for everyone. Here is another bath of good books, on four very very different topics…

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Saturday Snippets (January 8)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

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The Blessed Curse

‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ you’ve probably heard that before right? It’s normally a saying that is thrown around during times of hardship, but not so hard that we feel crushed. Christians can easily fall into the trap where we think that we should live pain and suffering free lives. However, not only does the Bible never promise us that, such a life would also rob us of an opportunity to learn. Let me explain…

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Stories, Both New and Old

Stories carry weight. Story can stir someone to action and bring tears to the driest of eyes. Stories resonate with the listener and can inform and educate them at the same time. Listening to, or reading, stories has been one of the most encouraging things in my Christian Life. Stories of people from today, and years ago, who have served the Lord in tremendous ways. Here are a few stories that I’ve read recently that I’d like to recommend.

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Saturday Snippets (January 1)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

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