The world is NOT your Oyster

One of the great mantras of our generation is that the world is your oyster. However, I want to suggest that it is part of the reason community life is fragmenting and is the result of people who have lost touch with what words such as commitment, community and fellowship really mean.  Commitment, community and […]

The Church in action

in 1 Peter 4 we see four clear attributes of healthy church life: “Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace […]

Old Testament Monotheism

The following is taken from Christopher Wright’s excellent book ‘The Mission of God’: A broad outline of Old Testament Monotheism: The Lord alone is In relation to the heavens, the earth and all the nations:   Creator The Lord made them Ps 33:6-9; Jer 10:10-12 Owner The Lord owns them Ps 24:1; 89:11; Deu 10:14 […]