One of the things that most people like is consistency. We’re not creatures who necessarily like change and we certainly don’t like hypocrisy. But are we really consistent creatures? Or are we consistently inconsistent?
Over the last few days my Twitter feed has been full of shenanigans from the SBC annual convention in the US. I’m obviously not part of the SBC, I live in the UK, but it’s highlighted some things that have got me thinking…
Over the last few years I’ve had the privilege of getting to know some Muslim families. We’ve eaten in their homes and seen how they interact with their families and how their Islamic faith is lived out. In different contexts, I’ve also spent time discussing faith with Muslims which has helped me to be ableContinue reading “Three things Christians should learn from devout Muslims…”
There aren’t that many Christian books out there on biblical friendship. Too often Christians can isolate themselves and think that they can practice their faith without others input. This is not true and can lead to massive amounts of discouragement and struggle.
A couple weeks ago my wife and I were on holiday and we did a day trip to the ancient city of Ephesus. We walked the streets where Paul and Timothy would have preached. We stood in the amphitheater where Paul probably spoke at times. One thing that you can’t help but notice in theseContinue reading “You can build but it will crumble”
We want freedom. People want to be free to live life as they please. The idea that’s often thrown around is ‘as long as you’re not harming anyone it’s fine’. Is that real freedom?
I went to a baby shower this past weekend. Pink decorations were all around. The room was swelling with hushed Awww‘s as the items and tiny outfits were unwrapped.
Over the years I have recommended hundreds, if not thousands, of books. People regularly get in touch and ask for recommendations and it’s a joy to give them, it’s one of the reason this blog was started. But books, and the regular reading of books, isn’t enough. You can have the best argument on theContinue reading “Spiritual Growth, Spines and Covers”
There are countless books on preaching and sermon prep. Many of those books focus on getting the exegesis (the text work), which is right and necessary. But there aren’t many books, or at least there aren’t many good books that I’ve read, on sermon application.
I am a firm believer in complementarianism. I believe that God created men and women with different roles within the family and the church. My position is not unusual but, I would argue, is biblical. I seem to spend a lot of time talking about it, but not in the way you might think. IContinue reading “Sexism Wrapped in Theological Jargon”