Singleness

Last week, we continued our five-week series on “Our Maker’s Good Design” by considering why singleness (and remaining celibate) is better. This might sound foreign to us, but it was just as foreign to first century Christians. When the Apostle Paul...

Submission

In today’s Pastor’s Corner, we have a special guest. Last week, Pastor David Huynh spoke about the mystery and model of marriage in Ephesians 5:22-33. He also invited his wife, Kylie, to personally share about what it looks like for her to submit in their...

Book Review: Married for God

Are you dating? Thinking about getting married? Have you been married for a while? Or are you just wondering what the whole relationships thing is all about? If yes, then this is just the book for you. Christopher Ash unpacks what the Bible says about...

Same-sex attraction

Last Sunday we continued our 5-week series on “Our Maker’s Good Design” by looking at what it means for God to make us male and female. In our study of Genesis 2, 1 Corinthians 6, and Romans 1, amongst several other passages, we saw how our gender matters...

Our Maker’s Good Design

Last Sunday, we began our 5-week series on “Our Maker’s Good Design” to spend some time thinking through what God says about sex & marriage, homosexuality & gender dysphoria, singleness & dating. As I read and prayed for this series over the...

Escape

Do you remember the feeling of doing something wrong and looking around to see if someone saw you? Perhaps this week you tooted the horn a bit too passionately at a slow driver? The truth as we know it is that all of us have done things we are not proud...

Digesting God’s Word

As Christians we are called to urgently put to death our sin and submit our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ, no longer living for ourselves but for his glory. But how? How do we put to death our sin? How do we submit our lives to Jesus’s Lordship? Through...

Suffering

In the wake of the Revelation series at our Church Weekend Away I’ve been thinking a lot about suffering. In particular, I’ve been thinking about suffering as a follower of Christ; suffering as one of the Lamb’s sealed saints. Last weekend our discussion...

Plausibility Problem

I recently finished reading Ed Shaw’s excellent book, “The Plausibility Problem: the church and same-sex attraction”. Shaw is a pastor in the UK who experiences same-sex attraction. Despite all his best efforts and prayers to change, he remains exclusively...

“I’m not religious!”

When I talk to people about God, I often hear them say: “I’m not religious!” I wonder what they mean by that. My guess is that they associate the word “religion” with belief in God. But is that what a religion is about? If that’s the case, then Zen Buddhism isn’t a...

Easter Fire

As I was recently preparing a talk on John 2:13-25, I heard the news – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was on fire. I just couldn’t believe it but I saw the catastrophe on the Internet and on TV – the 13thcentury gothic masterpiece ravaged by ferocious flames bursting...