Earlier this year I did a Bible study throughout Lent and blogged my thoughts about every day's readings. I found it incredibly valuable and amazing that, on so many occasions, the readings were so pertinent to the events of the day. So, starting on Monday I'll be doing an Advent Bible study and writing my … Continue reading December ADVENTure
So, Jesus ministry begins. What's the first thing he does? Miracles and wonders? No. Preaching in the Temple? No. Rises up against the Roman oppressors? No. He goes into the wilderness, on his own, for 40 days. He puts his own discipline to the test to ensure he is strong enough to face the troubles … Continue reading Lent Day 2: Matthew 4-7
So, here it starts. At the very beginning. Well, not the beginning. That happens much, much earlier and we'll get an amazing glimpse of it when we move onto John's Gospel. This beginning is three-fold. Firstly, we see the beginning of Israel, from Abraham right through to the birth of Jesus via no less a … Continue reading Lent Day 1: Matthew 1-3
Pancakes! Pancakes! I love pancakes! Quite why we need an excuse to eat them is beyond me. I mean, not only do I still have plenty of eggs, flour and oil left in the house (therefore meaning I've totally missed the traditional point of Shrove Tuesday), but I actually made them from a ready made … Continue reading Pancakes
It's an important week this week. Yes, besides our annual excuse to eat pancakes! (Not that you should ever need an excuse to eat pancakes, of course) This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Lent signifies the period of reflection, prayer, repentance, sacrificing and self denial leading up to the Holy Week … Continue reading Preparing to prepare
Today, a post on Buzzfeed with 22 messages from creationists to those who believe the theory of Evolution to be correct appeared a lot on my Facebook and Twitter feeds. They were full of the usual things you expect to see, "Are you scared of a divine creator?" "How do you explain a sunset if … Continue reading Messages from an Evolution believing Christian to Creationists.