Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2) My experience of that period of my life was not so much about being a rebel to my parents. I […]Read More Acceptable To Who?
I remember holding on tightly. Not that it hurt him particularly, because this five year-old’s grip on the man’s hand was hardly going to leave a massive impression. I gripped it though. I gripped it for all it was worth, because it was a sign of safety. It was a sign that all was well […]Read More Holding On
There is an approach to life that is based on that which can be measured. How long? How much? What time? Which place? The quantifiables in life. You know where you stand when it can be quantified. Things like your goals in life should be quantifiable. Yet, you watch certain things in life take place […]Read More Cannot Be Measured
There was no question with God as there was for the agonising Hamlet. There was the call to be. As the culmination of His creation reflecting Him in all He was. His first call to humanity was to be fruitful. Being fruitful in a very real way was continuing to be who He created humanity […]Read More A Call To Be
“Hello?” “Hello.” “Is this Mr Christopher Dryden?” “Yes, it is.” “Hello I’m calling in response to your recent job interview. We were really impressed with your responses and we would like to invite you to take on the position, would this be of interest to you?” What a call! I am not a big fan […]Read More The First Call
There are some people who really aren’t keen to recount significant episodes in their past. They don’t like nostalgia, their favourite subject was never history and the moment anyone starts singing ‘Those Were The Days’, they run for cover. There is no time to look back on what happened, there is only going forwards. I […]Read More Ahead
One of the things I love in scripture is reading about people’s names changed. Yeah I love those moments. However the name was changed or whenever there’s just something about the name change that is like an establishment of an identity. One of the characters who got a new name was a Levite from the […]Read More Son of Encouragement