When I was growing up I belonged to a very conservative church. We believed in the inerrant scripture and that we engaged with God through our faith and works. We were taught in moral purity and to avoid the emotionalism of “other” denominations. Problem? As a teenager I was not exactly “pure” and seriously struggled with the shame of my inner life. Also, besides my … Continue reading I’m an Evangelical, Charismatic, Mainline, Conservative, Amillennial, ….. Aw, Forget It!
I know a few people who are dealing with addiction and so I’ve been looking at the 12 step program. What I’ve learnt is that the first and most important element is honesty. It’s this transparency that throws off the shame and the hidden aspects of addiction that it feeds on. However, I was thinking. If we just expose the lies and shadows, what do … Continue reading Cellophane People
In a society becoming more secular, are we not seeing the open doors? Are we now concerned with the comfort of the saved at the cost of the work of the Gospel? This is the mission field, we have been born into the mission field, comfort is behind us. Let’s go for the work of God. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/gospel-opportunities-opposition/ (Steve McAlpine, Gospel Coalition) Continue reading Repost: Want Gospel Opportunities? Embrace Opposition.
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21 NIV YouVersion My very is that “we will be strengthened in faith and [be] fully convinced that what He [has] promised, He [is] able to perform”. Unless … Continue reading Foundations
You can’t see me at the moment but I’m sitting in my lounge room on a Saturday morning. I had to do some bike repairs so went for a test ride with my son. As a result I am sitting at my laptop with my hands still covered in bike grease even after a scrub. What do they make that stuff out of? I was … Continue reading Typing With Dirty Hands