I love a good political thriller. The intrigue, the ambition, the aspiration, the connections, the soaring hopes, the corrupting, the demise, the mess and in some cases the lessons to learn that might point to some sort of redemption. Might. A lot of the political thrillers I come across don’t tend to have much in […]Read More Finding A Rule That’s Right
There is something about being in their company. There was food. Decent food too. Drinking. Good drinks too. One person would ask a question and before in no time at all there was a conversational flow. Sometimes autobiographical, sometimes instructional, sometimes humorous, sometimes profound. There was no obligation to speak – it was voluntary. One […]Read More When We Gather … A Few Key Ingredients
Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! (Luke 15:1-2) Aren’t we making our way home? The setting sees certain religious observers critiquing Jesus for the people that He hung […]Read More Are All Sons Lost?
One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone. Only his disciples were with him, and he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” (Luke 9:18) You know what He does. You have heard the reputation of the works that He’s done. But don’t think for a moment that you have him sussed out. He […]Read More Who Is This Guy? (Think About It)
It is one of the things that makes the people unique. Where other cultures don’t have such a concept, the children of God are identified as belonging to Him because they celebrate a day of rest at the end of six days of labour. That seventh day is sacred to them. In it they ensure […]Read More Enjoy The Rest When The Work’s Complete
You may not have had this experience for a number of reasons, but look to sympathise with that boy. When it’s time, a number of the boys will go out to play football and it will first be time to pick the sides. Two captains will get to pick one boy each until the sides […]Read More That Boy – Quite The Choice
Early the next morning Jesus went out to an isolated place. The crowds searched everywhere for him, and when they finally found him, they begged him not to leave them. But he replied, “I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God in other towns, too, because that is why I was sent.” So he continued […]Read More A Life In Focus