At long last the group study guide to accompany my book Destination: Transformation is available. I have been piloting it and testing the questions so it comes having been road-tested and recommended by a diverse group of Christian friends. As for pricing - I have opted for the lowest possible prices for both the paperback … Continue reading Groups get ready
The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really give you nothing to do and tell you not to harvest the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in … Continue reading Who told you that you were lazy? – A parable based on Genesis 3
I have just completed reading Paul Theroux's book Deep South, one of a few books I'm reading in preparation for moving to Alabama in the summer. The book is a collection of descriptions of hundreds of short encounters with people and places in the Deep South of America, some of them mundane, and several deeply … Continue reading Deep South
Sometimes there are areas of our lives that seem to be dead, all the life and newness that was once there has gone. It no longer feels fresh nor refreshing. As we look upon this part of our life we can see that life was once there - like tree rings, there is a reminder … Continue reading When there’s no life left
Did Jesus ever have other dreams? Of getting married, having children, looking after his Mother in her old age, having his own or continuing his Dad's carpentry business? Could he have become a renowned Rabbi in the tradition of the Pharisees or Sadducees? Or perhaps as a teenage boy did he dream of doing something … Continue reading Did Jesus ever have other dreams?
At the end of last year, the Oxford English Dictionary named Youthquake as its word of the year. Despite many people not having heard of the word before they chose this word because it was far more optimistic than the other contenders and the judges hoped it was a word people could rally around. Now … Continue reading I love that a #Youthquake is occurring among Florida’s students and ending gun violence is their aim
If you have read this blog before, you will know that I am reading Tolstoy's Anna Karenina because the insights it offers into the human soul are far more insightful than any academic paper. Here Tolstoy describes how his character, Levin, feels during a service of confession at church: Levin found himself, like the majority … Continue reading Tolstoy and how the unbeliever feels