Missing God’s time of visitation

In Luke 19:41-44 Jesus berates Jerusalem (and arguably the Jewish leaders of his day) for not recognising the day of God’s visitation with them, And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day...

What does Post-Christian mean?

I live in a part of the world where many people have yet to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a tragedy (a real one not the sort we hear spoken of by people when referring to a minor aspect of life that doesn’t go well) that we have so many very rich...

When the World Rebukes the Church

Matthew Parris, blogging in The Spectator, has been quoted by a number of Christian sources for his recent comments regarding the Same Sex Marriage referendum result in Ireland. His words are brilliant and challenging. Although they might be seen primarily as directed...

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....
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