"We love because He first loved us" 1 Jn 4:19

Posts from June 2014

A bit of history: two men

Some folk may think that God calling for someone to serve as a pastor is a mystical and mysterious thing. The Lord certainly doesn’t send you an email saying, “I want you to become a pastor.” In some ways it is a mystical and mysterious thing. In other ways it is very ordinary as the […]

Comforting Sovereignty

You don’t have to scratch hard to find someone’s fears and insecurities. Okay, some of us have become good at covering up those anxieties. We put a brave face on it. We may even be under the illusion that we’re in control – as William Ernest Henley’s poem “INVICTUS” claims: Out of the night that […]

A Christian handout

Two older women came to the door and after greeting me, asked whether I was concerned about the state of the present-day world. Well, who wouldn’t be? I cottoned on quickly that these ladies were doorknocking for a sect, so I politely told them that I too looked forward to the new creation that is […]

Confused Sexuality

Recently my wife and I watched the finals of the Eurovision contest. It’s an annual musical competition in which the various European nations vie for the winning place in the finals. We’ve watched it for some years and have enjoyed many of the performances – although there are other performances that provide a good time […]

Trafficking

No, I’m not talking about you getting stuck in peak hour on the Ipswich Motorway. Trafficking is a term that is often used for those caught up in the drug trade as dealers. It is also used for those who arrange for illegal immigrants to get to our shores. However the kind of trafficking that […]