Many of the great heroes of the Bible were humble people. They weren’t out to get fame for themselves, or the admiration of their peers. Think of Moses, who was reluctant to move away from his role as an obscure shepherd in the wilderness to confront Pharaoh as leader of Israel. He is described as: […]Read More For whose glory?
Perhaps it’s time I look a bit at what I think about ‘Christian Unity’ when faced with those who would say they are Christians, but who probably think rather differently about their faith than me. I enjoy going for runs, and for the last few years I have used my jogging time to listen to […]Read More Love and kindness ?
This unity is all very well, but what about … While the principle of Christian unity is one that few will have objections to, how it works out in practice is another matter. For some, unity is fine as long as it means that ‘others’ change what they believe and how they live out their […]Read More Objections
In my last blog post I looked at some of what the Bible has to say about Christian unity, or Christian togetherness as I may often now call it for reasons which I also explained in the last blog post. I now want to share something about why this is something I feel strongly about, […]Read More How God has spoken to me about Christian togetherness
There are many ways of working out what we believe about an issue that impacts our faith as Christians. We may look at our personal experience and see what has proved to be true in our own life. We can look at the examples of ‘great’ Christians of the past and what they had to […]Read More What does the Bible say about Christian Unity?
Christians often talk about how God has spoken to them. I certainly believe that God speaks to us. Preeminently this is through the Bible, God’s written word, but he also speaks in other ways, through other people, circumstances, an inner voice, dreams, even on occasion literally through a voice speaking etc. But we have to […]Read More Together ?
The day after I published my previous blog post I received an early morning phone call to tell me that my Mum had died that morning in her sleep. Although she had been getting more frail over the last few years, her death was still totally unexpected. In a Covid-19 dominated time, we were able […]Read More My Mum – a Tribute
I went to visit my Mum (at a suitable social distance) a few days ago . It was my first trip of any distance for several months. Driving back I was struck by some things which I wouldn’t have noticed in the past when such trips were everyday occurrences. One thing that stood out was […]Read More Helmets and Statues
A couple of months ago, I was planning to start a new series on this blog but since then life has become dominated by coronavirus. We have largely been confined to our house for most of this time. Other parts of life have also faced major disruption – for example our planned Easter holiday was […]Read More Strong, yet weak
My country is in a mess. The people are pretty much divided down the middle (although most are getting increasingly fed up with the cause of the division and want it to just be sorted). The government is largely powerless, unable to enact much of what it wants to do, and the political opposition seem […]Read More A ‘failing’ country?