An attractive man

I was reading 1 Samuel and realised what an exceptional man Samuel was. By the time we read 1 Samuel 16 he was advanced in years (old). He has had his fair share of heartaches and disappointments as well as many years of joy in serving God as judge (leader) of the...

Not so spiritual

In many churches a conversation along these lines might not be viewed as entirely good on a Sunday morning. Personally I think that’s a shame as it seems to be just the sort of pastoral chat we should be having. As someone who has been involved in pastoral...

Mercy

I know very few songs that explore mercy – I am not too sure that many Christians understand the idea, though we all delight in its reality. (For a definition see below.) Matt Redman’s song might help you to focus – I love it. Here are the...

Answers on a postcard please

I would suggest that arguably the events that took place when Jesus was upon the cross are the most significant and powerful in human history. All of which leads me to a question that my daughter, Thania (who is 10) asked during our Bible study, Did Jesus see the sins...

God is…

I am reading Jim Belcher’s book, Deep Faith. On page 52 he makes the following comment, “In the national study on Youth and Religion, Christian Smith and his team discovered that the vast majority of young people were not interested in learning for its own sake,...
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