Three things Christians should learn from devout Muslims…

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…”

Saturday Snippets (June 4)

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…

A Lethargic Faith?

You know the feeling; life is hard, work is busy, the kids annoy you, church feels ‘weird’ and your Bible goes unopened for weeks on end. Faith, like other ‘journeys’ in life, can become a bit stale at times. We can loose enthusiasm, we feel depleted of joy. Maybe we get bogged down in theContinue reading “A Lethargic Faith?”

Planting, Assurance, Dementia and an Invitation…

This blog is read by a wide range of people, many of whom I don’t know. Among my followers there are pastors, doctors, construction workers, cleaners, office workers, parents, pensioners and everyone in-between. I love the fact that my readership is so diverse, but it also means that sometimes I need to do shorter reviewsContinue reading “Planting, Assurance, Dementia and an Invitation…”

Saturday Snippets (October 2)

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…

Couch Companions…

It is an absolute joy to write book reviews for a number of publishers and authors. I regularly get sent books that I wish I could go into great depth about and share with you all. But, time is not on my side. Because of that lack of time, and the ever growing ‘to read’Continue reading “Couch Companions…”

Do Not Build Your Faith On The Sand

The foundations of a house are unseen, hidden behind layers of earth, hidden beneath a heavy structure that looks the part and maybe even has all the right features to say it’s beautiful. But if there is a crack or a fault in the foundations, that beautiful house won’t stand for long. It won’t crumbleContinue reading “Do Not Build Your Faith On The Sand”

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”

Do our lives match our words?

I’ve been studying the book of James recently and writing a short series of small group studies on certain parts of the book. I have been seriously challenged by the book of James and it has made me think about how we, as Christians, talk and live. There are many different scenarios and examples ofContinue reading “Do our lives match our words?”