“Where you live should not decide, weather you live or weather you die.” -Bono So here we come to the next question in our ‘you asked’ series: Why are some people given a good life and others a bad life? As usual, let me give the short answer and then we’ll unpack it as we […]Read more "You asked….Why are some people given a good life and others a bad life?"
So there’s this classic movie called ‘The Magnificent 7’ you’ve probably heard of it and I’m not talking about the new one, but the one with Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen. In answering the question of why would the ‘7’ stay and defend a helpless town from a warlord Steve McQueen’s character says: I once […]Read more "How we re-named/out sourced ourselves into redundancy."
What’s going on here? 5 After you’ve blown it. We’ve been looking mainly at what is going on in the background of the first 5 covenants of the bible. Here we come to Exodus 32 and we realise that this scene is really a ‘meanwhile back at the ranch’ kind of scene that describes what has […]Read more "What’s going on here 5: After you’ve blown it."
What’s going on here? 4 After disappointment. Ok so here we come to part four of ‘What is going on here’ a journey through the first 5 great covenants of the Bible. Straight away however, this week let me begin with a disclaimer. In the strictest sense, what we have here with Jacob is not a […]Read more "What’s going on here 4: After Disappointment."
As I look over my spiritual journey so far, I notice that it can be broken up into three main areas; the mountain, the valley and the water. In each of these places, by God’s grace alone I have learned to control my thought-life with three main ideas each. So three threes as it were, […]Read more "3 Quick Things I learned in 3 different places."
I have marvelled at how Christians enduring persecution are a lot better at dealing with its reality that with the many of us who are not. Maybe that is because in their suffering, they have been driven to such depth in their relationship with God that they can almost see, taste and touch the ‘better resurrection’ that the author of Hebrews talks about at the end of chapter 11.Read more "You asked….Why does God allow Christians to be tortured and killed for their faith?"
What’s going on here? 3 After Dark Gen 12:1-3 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a] 3 I will bless […]Read more "What’s going on here 3: After dark."
What’s going on here? 2 After the Storm Gen 9:12-18 Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. 13 I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. 14 When I […]Read more "What’s going on here 2: after the storm."
So last week we had our uth@waratah visioning day. (That’s not me above by the way, I’m too tubby at the moment for t-shirts and too dorky for hipster beanies.) It’s interesting how you can envision something for so long and then the closer you get to it, the more you change what you’re going […]Read more "What I learned at the uth@waratah vision day."