Father, Forgive Them

Luke 23:34 34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Luke 23:34 As Jesus hung on the cross He suffered an extreme of violence that few of us can really understand, and almost certainly with never experience. The Romans had made crucifixion... Continue Reading →

Hypocrites

(1) Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. (2) And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. Mark 7:1-2 “They found fault”. The Pharisees always found fault in others it seems. They... Continue Reading →

Generations: Appreciating the Younger (2/2)

The glory of young men is their strength: And the beauty of old men isthe gray head. Proverbs 20:29 In my last post, I noted 5 ways in which a younger generation can appreciate a younger generation. However, the responsibility to avoid division and bring about unity between the generations does not just fall on the shoulders of... Continue Reading →

Generations: Appreciating Our Elders (1/2)

The glory of young men is their strength: And the beauty of old men is the gray head. Proverbs 20:29 Throughout history when the church stood united nothing could stop them. The enemy knew this from the first day the church began. When persecution and oppression did not crush the church in the first few... Continue Reading →

Book Review – “Against Calvinism” – Part 4

In this series of articles reviewing Roger Olson's book, Against Calvinism, we have considered his introduction to the subject, and the first 3 letters of TULIP, the acrostic that many use to summarise Calvinism's main tenats. To read those articles you can follow these links: Part 1 - Introduction and Calvinism's ResurgencePart 2 - Total... Continue Reading →

When All the World Goes Mad

"(20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain... Continue Reading →

Is the British Government Against Christianity?

A Home Office official has refused asylum to an Iranian convert to Christianity. The convert has said they converted because Islam is violent but Christianity is peaceful. The penalty for converting from Islam in nations such as Iran is death. He made the reasonable assumption that he could appeal for asylum from a Christian nation... Continue Reading →

Book Review – “Against Calvinism” – Part 3

This book review has expanded beyond what I planned and is serving as something of a launch pad to share my thoughts. However, I am limiting my own input and staying with the book as much as possible. I highly recommend you get a copy of the book for yourself. You can get a copy... Continue Reading →

Book Review – “Against Calvinism” – Part 2

Read Part 1 here - Book Review - "Against Calvinism" - Part 1 In chapter 3 of Olson's book he works his way through the TULIP, the acrostic which summarizes the main tenats of Calvinism. In this post, I want to share a few quotes from the book and offer a few thoughts in connection... Continue Reading →

Invested

(6) Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, (7 ) There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.Matthew 26:6-7 High up in the Himalayas workers invested their lives to harvest a small... Continue Reading →

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