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...

Christian Hospitality

Have you ever thought what it might be like as a newcomer to church? To walk through the doors and not know a single person? To stand alone awkwardly at morning tea and pray that someone will say more than ‘hi’ to you? That’s been me in at least four...

Bank Balance

If I don’t have a lot of money in my bank account, does that mean money is not an idol in my life? That is an interesting question that I will share some thoughts on this week. ‘The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil’ (1 Timothy 6:10). Many of us...