• The Joy of Devotion

    15 July, 2018

    Waiting for those devoted is an uncelebrated divine favor. It is unusual that these find honor among men, nor are they envied. In fact, men think such activity strange. Yet, the devoted are favored and separated from mankind. There is a great unwitnessed tribe of the devoted. The authors of the…...[read more]

  • Stirring 9 Reformed Sensibilities

    26 June, 2018

    Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity (Hebrews 7:1a) For those Christians inclined to solitude, who question and reflect... For those disciples seeking to be nourished by the Lord's mature things, that solid food of faith... For those no longer…...[read more]

  • When Church Hurts

    25 June, 2018

    'Church is a re-fuelling station - the spiritual frosting on the cake after a week of personal cake baking.' (Maggie Woychik) When you don't feel like going to church anymore, it is likely church has dried you up or punched you out. There is no fuel there for you. Last century an…...[read more]

  • Why The Sheep Flee!

    23 June, 2018

    God's shepherd has undertaken care of the sick, not tyranny over the healthy. (St. Benedict) Rick Warren - the godly lead pastor of Orange County mega-church, 'Saddleback', taught last century that a church's task is to turn an audience into an army. As too then a pastor I grasped…...[read more]

  • Unsettling Proposals for the Christian Church

    22 June, 2018

    This is an unsettling proposal: The revolutionary Jesus brought fresh wine to a stale wedding, He invaded the temple twice and took whips to false worship, yet man's best attempts at fashioning church is in his own image - a pattern far from the pattern of Christ's image for His bride.…...[read more]

  • Mastered by a Stronger Love ~ B

    7 June, 2018

    The heart given to the Lord, the soul lost in the Lord always has flesh that follows. Their delights are now different to fellow men, the lights of yesterday are dull, today holds less worry. Curiously, each also finds they have gained the desires of their heart. (See Psalm 37:4) Trust replaces…...[read more]

  • Mastered by a Stronger Love ~ A

    6 June, 2018

    God's ways are not as man's - fortunately. If they were He would be but as you and I - foolishly mortal and wantonly indulgent. In God's impressive understanding of each human's foibles there is that marvellous and torturous work of grace; those long barefoot walks on super-heated…...[read more]

  • Hitting Back at Poor Identity

    5 June, 2018

    Sketching is almost everything. It is the painter's identity, his style and his conviction. ~ Fernando Botero From the seeds of time man has valued himself by his work. Mankind since then has been headed for many falls. Your identity is defined by who you belong to, not by what you do. Your…...[read more]

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