The Love of God and the Unforgivable Sin

The Love of God and the Unforgivable Sin

  “The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin” – 1 John 1:7 “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be...
Psalm 23, Ikea manuals and the restoration of my soul.

Psalm 23, Ikea manuals and the restoration of my soul.

I often hear the Bible characterized as an instruction manual. But instruction manuals are mono-layered, have a single purpose and method. If I want real, life-giving, applicable, intimate advice, I don’t go to my IKEA flat-pack furniture manual, I go to a close...
How Can Jesus Have All Power?

How Can Jesus Have All Power?

A Reflection on Ephesians 1:17-23 Paul tells the Ephesians that Jesus has been seated “far above every rule and authority and power and dominion.” Not that he one day will be, but that he already is. Even more shockingly, he says that this power is available “for us...
What does it mean to “Wait for the Lord”?

What does it mean to “Wait for the Lord”?

Has a well-meaning friend ever advised you to, “Wait for God: His timing is perfect!”? But when you really think about their counsel, you’re not entirely sure what they mean? Like me, do you read the Psalmist declare, “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits” (Ps 130:5)...
What is Belief?

What is Belief?

“To hold something with the intellect is not to believe it. A person’s true belief is that by which they live.” – George MacDonald “Abram believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness” (Gen 15:6). In the Biblical languages, the word for belief equally...
What is Hermeneutics and Why does it Matter?

What is Hermeneutics and Why does it Matter?

Creation/Evolution Hell Women in leadership Homosexuals in the church Care for the environment These controversial issues have one important thing in common: there are people who believe different things about them who claim the Bible supports their view. They...