Book Review: The Wrong Jesus

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It’s been a while since I last updated this blog! That being the case, I think it’s an appropriate moment for a change of pace. Up until now, I’ve sought to write about issues of modern-day apologetics, dealing with some of the objections people may have to the Christian faith or specific Christian beliefs. I’ll […]

The Day That Changed My Life

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Today I was browsing Facebook and I saw some pictures from this year’s Soul Survivor camp. If you’re not aware, Soul Survivor is a Christian camp for young people, which is attended by over 20,000 young people every year. It’s an incredible ministry which transforms thousands of lives every year. Soul Survivor is over for […]

How Can a Good God Condemn People to Hell?

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“How can a good God condemn people to Hell?” It’s one of the biggest questions people have about Christianity, and it’s a perfectly valid question to ask. We all have an in-built sense of justice. From an early age we are aware of things being fair or unfair. That same sense of justice leads us to […]

The Discipline of Spiritual Stubbornness

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The latter months of 2015 were quite challenging for many of us. As a church, we experienced the loss of two wonderful men who had been part of our church family, both through cancer. At the same time, two other members of our church family had serious accidents, resulting in them both being hospitalised and […]

3 ‘Radical’ Things Jesus Taught: Part 3

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Being a Jesus-follower is a big commitment. It requires us to set aside our preferences for how we might want to live our lives, in favour of Jesus’ way. This is the third post of a three part series called “3 ‘Radical’ Things Jesus Taught”, in which I’ve looked at elements of Jesus’ teaching which […]

3 ‘Radical’ Things Jesus Taught: Part 2

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As Christians, we are called to be disciples of Jesus. At a very basic level what that means is that we are supposed to emulate him in our own lives; we are supposed to become like him. Becoming like Jesus is not easy – after all, he lived a perfect life. There are some parts […]

3 ‘Radical’ Things Jesus Taught: Part 1

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Recently I’ve been re-reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. It’s a great book, I highly recommend it. Chan talks passionately about the all-encompassing love which God has for each of us. As I was reading, it prompted me to reflect very honestly on my life and ask myself, “Am I just saying that I want […]

Praying to the Saints

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I was asked recently by a guy I meet with quite often what I thought about people praying to the saints. I gave him what I considered to be quite a well reasoned response, but promised to do some further study about it. I must admit, praying to the saints isn’t something to which I’ve […]