Tag Archives: holiness

Pentecost & Ostrich Eggs

There was a young girl who loved eggs, eggs for breakfast, dinner and tea. Her egg obsession gave her parents a great idea for a birthday present, they bought her a couple of chickens. For a few a weeks the … Continue reading

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WESTBORO BAPTIST: Being Right & Being Like Jesus

I read a fascinating pair of blog posts today, you can read them here Westboro Baptist No More – A Story of Grace Westboro Baptist’s Timothy Phelps: Megan and Alice Left the Church “For Sex” They revolved around the amazing … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Big But?

Adaption of a sermon I preached a few years ago, inspired by craig groeschel’s book Christian Atheists _______________________________________________________________________________ I want to ask you what might sound at first a very rude question, but I think its a very important question … Continue reading

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Susan Boyle Ecclesiology

There was a programme on last night about talents shows in the UK and it reminded me all over again what a strange international super star Susan Boyle is. You remember the story from “Britain’s Got Talent”, Susan walks on … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth: Flicking a Switch or Fanning the Flames?

I was brought up in a home which was in West of Scotland parlance “all electric.” All of our power came via the flick of a switch. It only took the pressure of a finger to turn on a light, … Continue reading

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THE GOSPEL: Password OR Performance?

A long time ago (ok a long, long time ago) when I was but a child we lived next to a large field which my friends and I regarded as our little kingdom. Looking back it seems like we spent … Continue reading

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Time For A Damascus Rd Experience: The Pharisees Have Taken Over The Church

On top of my current reading pile is “Learning From The Early Church About Mission in The City” by Morna Hooker and Frances Young. A few years ago Hooker, a notable NT expert and Young an eminent theologian formed a … Continue reading

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Your Life In 13 Words?

Its been common for the last decade or so for companies to have a mission or purpose statement, a short and to the point description of their essence and reason for existence. I wonder if you were to write a … Continue reading

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HOW I AM GOING TO REMEMBER THE TITANIC

To be honest I got sick of the constant Titanic coverage over the last month and slightly worried about the “taste” of producing things like “Titanic Teddies” to commemorate (read make money from) a disaster which claimed the lives of … Continue reading

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THE CHURCH OF ST ME

6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us. 7 For … Continue reading

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