Let Down By A Friend

Have you ever been let down by a friend? Pick any friendship – in fact, choose your most satisfying friendship – and put it to the test with these questions: Have you ever felt misunderstood? Have you ever been hurt by what the other person said? Have you ever felt that you haven’t been heard? … Read more

2 Reasons ‘Happy Wife, Happy Life’ is an Unbiblical Foundation for Marriage

It was during the speeches of the wedding reception I heard the phrase. I cringed on the inside. The groom’s father was speaking. He said, ‘Here’s my words of advice, happy wife, happy life.’ Someone said the phrase in a conversation after church recently. Before I knew it, the words had escaped my mouth, ‘I … Read more

Memorials, Stories & Heroes in the Christian Life

Special things are worth remembering. Birthdays. Christmas. Easter. We remember when someone special dies. The way we remember often involves certain rituals. We have birthday cakes and family celebrations. We remember our loved ones with crosses in cemeteries or sprinkling ashes in significant places. These things serve us well. They draw us back to remember … Read more

What is a Simple Church?

“So, what will you be doing exactly?” This question was raised on many occasions in the weeks ahead. It was all still theory for us even though we knew we were to head in this direction. For us to understand Simple Church and to be able to explain it to others, we knew we needed to go back to basics and re-define church. In its very essence, church is simply a group of people who follow Jesus. It is where two or three (or more) people gather in recognition that Jesus is in their midst… “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20).

How Does Jesus Respond to the Fearful?

How Does Jesus Respond to the Fearful?

Christianity doesn’t enjoy the place in my society now as it did in the past. Christianity has moved from shaping our society to becoming that weird uncle you try to avoid at family gatherings. Many Christians are left fearful and with the longing for peace. But how does Jesus respond to the fearful? Christians believe … Read more

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