Palm Sunday questions

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday — I shall be preaching at a local church. As part of my preparations I wrote out a few simple questions based upon my reading of Mark 11:1-11 to try to help me understand, and identify with, the scene we shall be remembering. The Israelites...

Faith?

I read this joke (in a book left in our bathroom), and wondered what should faith look like in my (and your) life today? One summer, a drought threatened a small town’s annual crop. One especially hot Sunday, the village pastor announced to his congregation,...

If you think you’re standing firm…

I imagine most people don’t have a high opinion of the church at Corinth — we remember Paul responding to reports of poor practice during the Lord’s Supper, regarding the practice of spiritual gifts, sectarianism, and a lack of love highlighted in 1 Cor....

Disciple making ambivalence

I imagine that if David Hayward and I met we might have a range of subjects upon which we both passionately agree and disagree. For that reason I always try to read his blog posts, in my opinion there can be few things as stimulating as being made to think about the...

Who should you listen to?

Simon Smailus recently reminded me of the following A. W. Tozer quote, it is worth pondering as a preacher or listener. “Listen to no man who fails to listen to God.” The quote in context is shown below. It comes from the book, The Root of the Righteous,...
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