Here Are Your Gods!

It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve started actually watching the news and thinking about politics. Previously I wouldn’t have bothered with politics at all. I didn’t understand it (still not sure I do!) and I saw how so many people argued over their particular political stances. So imagine my own shockContinue reading “Here Are Your Gods!”

Saturday Snippets (September 19)

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…

Complementarity Must Be Divorced From Culture

Complementary, a word or school of thought that can split a room I’m in two. An understanding that can lead (in the extreme) one Christian to doubt the faith of another. Complementarity, a view of the two sexes that is hated by many people, including Christians. I’m not going to lie, I am a complementarian.Continue reading “Complementarity Must Be Divorced From Culture”

The Chair That Remains Empty

In 2017 I went on an intensive 3 day suicide intervention course. I thought it would be a great tool for ministry in the future. What I didn’t anticipate was that not even a full month would go by before I had to put that training into practice. I walked into a room with 20Continue reading “The Chair That Remains Empty”

DoubtLess: Because Faith Is Hard

One of the things I really enjoy about my job is that I get to spend a lot of my time in 1-1s with people. I spend hours reading the Bible with, praying with and discussing some of the difficult questions people have about the Christian faith. Too often I’ve seen Christians worry that theirContinue reading “DoubtLess: Because Faith Is Hard”

A Problem With ‘Quiet-Times’

If you’ve spent any time in Christian circles you’ve probably heard all the lingo. Quiet-times, spending time, personal devotions and so on, they all describe the same thing; personal time spent in God’s Word and prayer. Everyone will have different practices, use different materials and do it at different times of the day. But IContinue reading “A Problem With ‘Quiet-Times’”

Endorsements, do we really need them?

Over the years of my current reading pattern I’ve realised my approach to books has changed. One of those changes is the role that endorsements play. At the beginning I would first look at who endorses a book before I’d decide to read it. Now I only ever read the endorsements after I’ve finished theContinue reading “Endorsements, do we really need them?”

Not Forsaken

Abuse is horrible, but sadly it is a very real problem in churches, Christian homes and Christian families. We have a responsibility to care for people, that will mean being aware of the dangers and signs of abuse. Here’s a book that will help you start to think through what abuse can look like inContinue reading “Not Forsaken”

Tough Issues, True Hope

Christian ethics is a topic that I’m not sure many Christians read up on much, but it is a topic that every Christian engages with on an almost daily basis. How should Christians respond to abortion, divorce, bioethics, trans-humanism, suicide, etc? These are big issues that every Christian probably has an opinion on, but whereContinue reading “Tough Issues, True Hope”