Surviving the Trenches

The battle against sin can be a lonely one, can’t it? Especially for men, not because our struggles are worse than those of women but because men are less likely to open up than women (in my experience). How do we fight sin? Obviously we are enabled to live as God’s wants us to asContinue reading “Surviving the Trenches”

Friendship, The Spirit, Evangelism and the call to be Holy…

I was recently on holiday, as you can probably imagine, one of the hardest things for me going on holiday is knowing which books to take with me. Depending on the holiday destination, I like to spend a lot of time on the beach or by the pool with a good book. That’s what IContinue reading “Friendship, The Spirit, Evangelism and the call to be Holy…”

Saturday Snippets (May 7)

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…

God and the Transgender Debate

One of the ever increasingly tense conversations going on in our world today is the discussion about gender. Transgenderism is a big and complicated topic. The discussions can often become very heated very quickly because it is a very personal issue for many people, this can sometimes lead to convictions being based on experience ratherContinue reading “God and the Transgender Debate”

Health, Wealth and the (Real) Gospel

The, so called, prosperity gospel is a massive category of false teaching that stretches across different areas of life, it crosses into different denominations and different expressions of it can be found in most areas of the world. Probably the most well-known place for the prosperity gospel is in the US, which has big namesContinue reading “Health, Wealth and the (Real) Gospel”

Surprised by Jesus

The Gospels are full of surprises. Jesus didn’t blend in like the rest of the world, He stood out because of the things He did, said and fundamentally because of who He is; God in the flesh. In ‘Surprised by Jesus‘ Dane Ortlund walks you through the four Gospel accounts of the life of JesusContinue reading “Surprised by Jesus”

Leadership or Servanthood?

Over the years I’ve read a lot of books on leadership, in the context of local church ministry. It’s to be expected as that’s the area I work in and the area that I want to grow in. But a lot of books try to walk the tightrope between being a leader and being aContinue reading “Leadership or Servanthood?”

The Glory of God and Paul

The topic of God’s glory has fascinated me for years. How do you define such a wonderful truth about God, such a defining feature that is almost beyond all comprehension! I normally don’t read theology books whilst on holiday, but this time I did! my wife looked at me with a puzzled gaze, thinking thatContinue reading “The Glory of God and Paul”

5 Things To Pray For Your Spouse

Prayer is a wonderful and necessary act of devotion in the life of Christians. Prayer can encourage and build up others whilst at the same time help you grow and think about how you can be used by God to work out His will. Praying for, and with, your spouse is very important, here isContinue reading “5 Things To Pray For Your Spouse”

Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

I must begin this review by saying that I am not a parent. I do not have children. I’m at that stage of life where many of my friends have young children and I hear their stories of the ups and downs of life with a small family. There are plenty of parenting books outContinue reading “Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids”