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

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 onlyContinue reading “The Blessed Curse”

My Best 10 of 2021…

Over the course of 2021 I read a total of 166 books. Most of those had been sent to me by publishers to give an honest review, some of them were authors who wanted my thoughts and some of them were pre-published books for my input and endorsement. Roughly 8 years ago I started readingContinue reading “My Best 10 of 2021…”

Best Gift For Your Pastor This Year?

With Christmas gifts wrapped, trees decked and the smell of Christmas dinner in the air, maybe you have given a thought to your Pastor. What do you get a Pastor for Christmas? As you gather as a family and enjoy the Christmas services and down time together, he’s still been working as have most ofContinue reading “Best Gift For Your Pastor This Year?”

Bible Reading Plans for 2022…

So many Christians I speak to want to know their Bibles better. Almost every Christian I know wants to have more time in their Bibles, it’s often the prayer point at church meetings and in Bible studies isn’t it? Well, it’s actually a lot easier than people think it is. But you have to decideContinue reading “Bible Reading Plans for 2022…”

Is Masturbation Sinful?

The other day I came across a post on social media, written by a Christian to a Christian group, in which the individual stated that they masturbated because it helped with their mental health. They threw the question to the group ‘is masturbation sinful?’ Naturally, what followed was a thread of comments with Christians onContinue reading “Is Masturbation Sinful?”

The Leader Should Lead, Not Perform

A platform can be a dangerous thing. For some it’s merely a place where they serve. For others it becomes the foundations on which pride, perfection and performance are build. The role of a leader is never to perform, but to lead.

Mobile notifications and choosing to annoy people

If you have a smart phone, you probably use it for pretty much everything. Texts, social media, emails, notes, pictures, music, fitness tracking and so on, the list is massive. The average time a person spends on their phone is staggering. I am no different. Over the years I haven’t been the best example ofContinue reading “Mobile notifications and choosing to annoy people”

Does God Really Want All People To Be Saved?

There are some verses that are often thrown around in theological debates, 1 Timothy 2:4 is one of them. Let’s add in a few of the preceding verses to give us a bit of context. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 says “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for allContinue reading “Does God Really Want All People To Be Saved?”

Leaders Need To Lead

Over the past few weeks I’ve been involved in multiple discussions around the issues of pastors, and others in church leadership, being unprepared and ill-equipped for the role that they fulfil. It’s actually really easy for pastors to not lead, but instead to simple be liked and to do the bare minimum. But we areContinue reading “Leaders Need To Lead”