Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up

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Despite Christians around the world dying for their faith in ever increasing numbers, we are seeing people across the globe turning to follow Jesus Christ. But which Jesus Christ do you want? Isn’t there only one? In fact, if we look around us, there are many. I see statues of Jesus in some churches, pictures […]

Fasting and Praying

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Lent is a 40-day period in the church calendar that ends on the Saturday before the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. The last week of Lent is called ‘Holy Week’, the solemn week leading up to Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross for our sins on Good Friday. Mirroring our Lord’s 40-day fast […]

Don’t go through life; Grow through life

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In theological language, spiritual growth or discipleship – a topic we’ve been exploring for the past few weeks – is essentially about our sanctification. It refers to our spiritual development of becoming Christlike (holiness), a process that continues on from our justification in Christ. It’s one thing to become a Christian (justification); it is quite […]

The Greatest Story Ever Told

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One of the reasons I teach literature is because I love that profound ‘knowing’ that comes when I read stories that resonate deep within, and remind me that my experiences have been known by others – that we are connected, deeply, across time and place and culture.  The Bible does all this and more.  It […]

The Greatest Romance

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To fall in love with God is the greatest romance,” said the ancient sage (Augustine of Hippo, 354-430), interrupting me from a game I was playing on my I-pad.  “Pardon,” I said looking up. “God interested in romance, not just in hard slog?” “Much more of a great adventure than hard slog,” he replied. Then […]