Book Review – A Church Called Tov
McKnight and Barringer have written a book that helps church leaders and church attendees alike, to realise what makes a good church. Not good in terms of "that was a good sermon" or "we have a good preacher" but good in terms of God looking down and calling our culture "good" (tov)
The Blindness of Judgement
“By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Why Should I Care About God?
Sometimes we think of God as a far off being who takes no interest in our lives. We don’t think of Him as caring about our worries, desires, problems, and joys. We know that Jesus is supposed to be our best friend, God like our daddy; but this is just head knowledge that doesn’t serve us very well when deep down we think that God is actually just waiting to catch us out when we do something wrong.
Oh You of Little Faith
Who do you trust in? Think about that seriously. Do you trust your mom, dad, husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend, cousin, teacher…? Do you trust God? If you said no, I would encourage you to read this But I would guess you said yes. I mean after all, most of the people reading this blog have made a major decision: the decision to trust in God for their eternal salvation. You have decided that for a future you cannot see, cannot know about with absolute certainty, cannot fully comprehend because our entire human mindset only views that which begins and ends. You have trusted God for that eternity believing…
The Humanity of Bible Characters
When I was a kid, I had a belief. You might think this belief is weird or strange or doesn’t make sense. But I had it, nonetheless. My belief was that I was the only real human being in existence. Everyone else around me, including my parents, were robots. Why this huge amount of robots? Well, because God didn’t want me to be lonely so he provided me with some company. Also, don’t worry, I always had a good theology and so of course there had been another human on earth at one point and that was Jesus Christ (the incarnation is important). So why did I think that other…
Follow Me as I Follow Christ
When I was 14 years old I went on a camp that I didn’t want to go on. It was a Christian camp with a bunch of people I didn’t know. I had been saved for several years by that stage but had just begrudgingly moved to a new church and was not very happy with God. I went on the camp to please my parents but I was completely determined to not have fun. On the fourth night of the five day camp I dedicated my life to the Lord and it changed me. I made the commitment that whatever God wanted me to do with my life I…