What Have You Got Yourself Into?

Baptisms. I love ‘em. For the sake of the argument I am referring to believer’s baptism rather than infant baptism. True story: I have not seen an infant baptism in real life. Anyway, I love baptisms. It’s brilliant seeing people make a public declaration of allegiance with Jesus Christ. On a number of occasions those…

An Emerging Voice For Justice

The Old Testament prophets had a tough gig. There were the occasions when they could reassure the people of God that they would win the battle they were about to fight. As mouthpieces for God they were primarily there to share the heart of God on the matter and that ultimately looked at getting people…

It’s Not Forever

He had been such a good friend. I remember talking to him about almost anything. I enjoyed it because he used to make me laugh even if we were talking about something serious. I looked up to him as a big brother and really appreciated the time he took for me. There were times when…

Joy Of Your Salvation

When I’m at my lowest low, no one picks me up like Jesus. He rescues me from the state of despair that often paralyses any effort to be a functioning member of society. In my darkest hour the light of His way enables me to see the way out and that not even the darkness…

Hypocrite

When I was a lot younger, I used to hear a lot that to be a hypocrite was one of the worst things ever to be called. Let’s be clear. By hypocrite the thinking is usually of someone who presents one face and then in another setting presents a different face, maybe the opposite. So…

The Comfort Of A Word Of Confirmation

It must have been something for Mary to have had the amazing and largely unconventional visit from Gabriel. The next recorded incident in the narrative makes me chuckle. Can you imagine it. Lizzie just hears her cousin go “Hello Elizabeth!” and literally something drops in her Spirit and she’s up and at the races talking…