Yesterday, the above cartoon was published in Britain's voice of reason and compassion*, the Daily Mail. (*sarcasm overload) It upset many, many people, something I guess they'd actually be quite happy about as it means more publicity for their brand of hate. Publicity which, yes, I am granting them more of now (albeit only … Continue reading The gates are open
It's one of those New Testament stories which many people who aren't particularly familiar with the Bible know. Acts 9 tells us how Saul of Tarsus, a Pharisee who had been zealously persecuting the Followers of The Way (soon to be called Christians), was travelling to Damascus when he was blinded by a bright … Continue reading People are people
"When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put away childish things." (1 Cor 13:11) No, no I didn't put away childish things. Paul may have, but I still embrace the childish things. They're fun, they bring … Continue reading Be a kid!
Yesterday was Good Friday. Today, nothing. Nothing but a dead body in a tomb and a bunch of desolate, defeated followers. Hope is lost. Everything is lost. Easter Saturday is a dark day for the early church (I guess, in part, because it's not really born until Pentecost, after Jesus' ascension). The disciples have seen … Continue reading Lent Day 40: 1 Corinthians 15
I've heard a couple of debates hosted by Premier Christian Radio in the last couple of years around the idea of same-sex marriage. In both debates the same line was used at some stage by the person on the traditional side of the argument, "Are you saying that 2000 years of biblical interpretation on the … Continue reading Lent Day 34: John 9-10
This afternoon I was in a meeting at work. It was one of those meetings which had no obvious purpose, but still filled its allotted time. One of those meetings which turned into people, justifiably, moaning about being overworked with no light at the end of the tunnel. One of those meetings which made you … Continue reading Whose work is it anyway?
On Sunday I ran a session with the youth group in my Church around Acts 9:19-31. In it, the newly converted Saul (soon to become Paul, author of a large bulk of the New Testament) starts preaching the Gospel. Many of the believers are terrified of him because he had previously persecuted Christians and was … Continue reading Encouragement