Show and Tell

Don’t be under any illusions, talking about your relationship with Jesus can be difficult. We fear people will see us differently. People may put you in a box. Your career opportunities may be affected. But followers of Jesus are called to speak. I know people who don’t talk about Jesus while they are at work. … Read more

Gospel Metaphors

Jeff Vanderstelt Gospel Fluency

Note: The following is an excerpt from Gospel Fluency by Jeff Vanderstelt. I have found this book particularly impacting as I figure out what it means to be a follower of Jesus in everyday life. (Read my review.) In this particular chapter, Show and Tell, Jeff explains that followers of Jesus need to live in … Read more

Love Is…

I’ve heard people say that a description of Jesus is fairly accurate by replacing the word ‘love’ for ‘Jesus’ in 1 Corinthians 13. I imagine you have too. But I’ve never heard anyone elaborate. So I will give it a go. This isn’t comprehensive, so add your contribution in the comments section. Love is patient. … Read more

Letting Go

Church of St Lazarus

Life is full of hustle. Just think about it. We have goals, ambitions and milestones. In working life, you move career opportunity to career opportunity, and promotion to promotion. Achievement is what really matters, not the months and years it took to get there. These are just steps on the road, it means little more. … Read more

Jesus’ Dysfunctional Family – Why Jesus’ Family Tree is an Invitation for You.

Over the past few years shows about family trees have become popular. It doesn’t surprise me. People love hearing stories. TV shows about ancestry not only tell stories of, let’s face it, interesting people, but also help connect people into a story. I’ve heard that adopted children want to know who their birth parents are. … Read more

Hospitality – The Heart of the Christmas story

Hospitality - The Heart of the Christmas story

Often when we hear the word hospitality we think of having friends over for dinner. Churches have hospitality Sunday, where you invite another family for lunch. Hospitality is comfortable, people we like with good food. But the core aspect of Middle Eastern hospitality extends beyond people we know and welcomes strangers. It is offering our … Read more