• Practical

    The Faith | Works ‘Conundrum’

    Reading Time: 6 minutes

    The simple truth that we find acceptance with God by grace through faith alone is the Bible’s most beautiful theme. Grace began long ago when God set in motion the means for humanity to find their way back to Him, to find their way home. He promised Adam and Eve that a redeemer would come who would save humanity from the consequences of their sin. That redeemer would be His very own Son, born for…

  • Personal

    Leaving

    Reading Time: 8 minutes

    Leaving is never because of just one thing. Not really.
    It’s the result of a thousand, inconsequential one things that all converge in a single moment of sudden, irreconcilable difference.
    For me, the eventual leaving of the religious community I grew up in began as a tiny question fluttering at the back of my mind.
    Back then, I’d never met a question I didn’t want to take apart, examine, rearrange and then carefully reassemble, perfectly ordered, and satisfactorily…

  • Jesus

    Jesus, The Hope Of The World

    Reading Time: 12 minutes

    “Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call Him Emmanuel” (which means, “God with us”)” | Matthew 1:23, BRB
    Scripture tells of a crowded family home in a bustling ancestral town, set at the southern end of the Judean hills. Filled to the brim already, perhaps with relatives from both near and far, there was no room in the guest quarters for the additional arrival of a heavily pregnant…

  • Microblogs

    Come Walk With Me

    Reading Time: 3 minutes

    Come walk with Me.
    Imagine we are once again in Eden, walking together in the cool shade of the trees.
    Listen to the sound of the great river, flowing through My garden paradise. Hear the rush of its distributaries, flowing north, east, south, and westward out from My garden. Living water springs from this place, refreshing and pure.
    Close your eyes and breathe in the rich, loamy scent of this good earth. There is gold here, and precious…

  • Theology

    By One Man

    Reading Time: 8 minutes

    I like the Apostle Paul.
    I like his ability to ‘call a spade a spade’, the unrelenting pursuit of his faith, and his bold assertion to “preach nothing but the cross of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:2). No doubt he ruffled more than a few feathers at times, with his unapologetic directness and refusal to tolerate any other gospel than that of being saved by grace through faith alone.
    He doesn’t shy away from telling it how it…

  • Lifestyle

    Majors And Minors | The Danger Of Extremism

    Reading Time: 7 minutes

    The appearance of Jesus on the Jewish scene was a dramatic collision between grace and spiritual performance. Jesus came preaching repentance and forgiveness for all people; not on the basis of their social status, their ethnicity, or their gender, but on the basis of God’s generosity and undeserved grace (Mark 16:15, Luke 14:23).

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish…

  • Theology

    Three Reasons I Don’t Believe In Hell

    Reading Time: 12 minutes

    Before beginning, I would like to acknowledge that discussing this particular topic may appear to be controversial and that you, the reader, may not share the views I express. This article is not intended to be offensive or divisive in nature, but rather to open a channel of respectful conversation about a subject that is deeply important to many people.
    I have chosen some time ago to abandon a rigid position on issues or topics which…

  • Practical

    In The Shadow Of The Empire

    Reading Time: 9 minutes

    Christianity in the first century was a spiritual explosion, fueled by the reality of the resurrection of Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Unlike the Jewish community, who lived and worshipped largely by themselves, Christians were active evangelists, eager to share the good news about Jesus with all who would listen. They preached Jesus everywhere, not just as the long-awaited Jewish Messiah, but as Lord, Saviour, and King; over and above Caesar.
    Initially planted…

  • Microblogs

    Searching For Identity

    Reading Time: 5 minutes

    “If I find in myself desires nothing in this world will satisfy. I can only conclude that I was not made for here.” | C S Lewis

    Searching For Identity
    I want to confess, at the outset, that as I was attempting to put down some of the thoughts I wanted to share relating to identity, my mind ran an internal commentary about myself. Thoughts such as, “what will people think of me?”, “how will I be…

  • Personal

    The War On Gender

    Reading Time: 8 minutes

    There’s a troubling trend arising in our postmodern age, an era that has also given rise to ‘post-truth’. New information platforms, social upheaval and the overabundance of global communication networks are giving this idea traction and we’re seeing it take root and grow, with potentially devastating consequences.
    This is the generation that has unequivocally waged war on ‘gender’*.

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