Holistic care

As some of you may know, I’m in the process of writing my final year dissertation for seminary. It’s a 10,000 word document that focuses specifically on how to care for the depressed in the context of a local church. This is a topic that has been close to my heart for many years probablyContinue reading “Holistic care”

Let’s Talk About Sex

Sex: it’s a really interesting topic in the Christian world; it’s either never talked about and is a bit like a taboo or it’s talked about too much and is a bit like an obsession. Historically the church hasn’t done a great job of talking about and teaching on sex. This has changed in theContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Sex”

Stop Taking Sides

I received a free copy of this book from Crossway in exchange for an honest review. This has not clouded my judgment 🙂 There are some things in the Bible that make us scratch our heads. Sometimes things can seem to be opposites, for examples love and wrath, and yet when we search Scripture we findContinue reading “Stop Taking Sides”

Hard Sayings… Malachi – “Jacob I have loved, Esau I have hated”

I recently had the privilege of opening up God’s Word and teaching from Malachi 1:1-5. This short passage, and the whole book, is wonderful but what we read in v2-3a can make some people feel uncomfortable. How do we tackle such difficult passages? Let’s have a very brief look at it together. This is notContinue reading “Hard Sayings… Malachi – “Jacob I have loved, Esau I have hated””