Teach the little ones too…

People love stories, it starts from a very young age and it doesn’t really go away. But how often do we think about the depth of the storybooks that we read to our children?

It would be wonderful if everyone invested just as much time in considering what to read to their children than they do in deciding what to read for themselves. Continue reading “Teach the little ones too…”

Is ‘progressive’ a positive thing in the church?

Have you ever heard of a church or a Christian describe themselves as being progressive? On the surface this might sound great, I mean who doesn’t want to be constantly changing and growing right?

But is that what people mean?Continue reading “Is ‘progressive’ a positive thing in the church?”

Am I just my brain?

The human body is an absolutely wonderful thing, I am so thankful that God has given this world very intelligent people who study the body and help other people understand it all.

If you’re anything like most people in the world, you’ve probably asked the question ‘Who am I and why am I here?’ Some people answer this question by saying that people are just a bunch of matter that has somehow come together, but there are others who argue that there is a purpose and a meaning to humanity. Continue reading “Am I just my brain?”

2 things missing in many churches…

I wonder what the first two things were that popped into your head. Was it the lack of young people and lively music? Was it the lack of money and structure? Was it the lack of the right Bible translation and doctrine classes?

Spoiler alert… I don’t think that it’s any of those things!Continue reading “2 things missing in many churches…”

Feasting or snacking?

Over the last few days I have been writing a sermon on Romans 5:1-11, which means that I have spent the last while getting my head into the book of Romans and specifically trying to understand Romans 5-8.

Romans is a theological ocean that will fill your head with information about God and humanity, that will fill your heart with a great love for the Lord and that will give you a desire to serve Him more.

But I’ve also been reflecting on how easy it is for people to just skim over verses without thinking about their significance for your life. The Bible is a feast Continue reading “Feasting or snacking?”

The Trojan horse of false teaching…

The title might sound a little bit dramatic and it might raise a few questions for the reader, but I don’t think I’m being over dramatic. I think that false teaching really is a Trojan horse because people use the same language and yet mean different things.

People can entertain false teaching because it is often surrounded by hype.Continue reading “The Trojan horse of false teaching…”

Before you open your Bible

All you you need to do is go into any christian books shop, whether physical or digital, and you will find stacks and stacks of books on topics like how to read and apply the bible, how to understand the reliability of the bible. Those are all great books! But this little book is, as far as I know, the only book of it’s kind.Continue reading “Before you open your Bible”