Here is a list of 49 books which I read in 2019. They are not in any particular order! Here are my top three: The return of the Prodigal (Henri Nouwen) As Kingfishers Catch Fire (Eugene Peterson) The Apostles … Continue reading 49 books I read in 2019
This morning, as mart of my current study in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians I read these words: “I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far” (1:23) Alec Motyer wrote: “He [Paul] … Continue reading Handling death and grief
In my morning devotions, I’m currently working my way through Philippians in the company of Alec Motyer (through his excellent commentary). In Chapter 1:13-14, Paul is explaining how his suffering is advantageous for the advance of the gospel. Listen to … Continue reading I am in chains for Christ
Yesterday, as part of our Exodus series, I wrote the following simple prayer/creed: “Christ is our spotless Passover lamb, Christ is our salvific red sea crossing, Christ is our eternal promised land, Christ is our great redeemer!” Continue reading Christ is our …
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blamesless for the day of … Continue reading How do we love what God loves?
There is wonderful prayer from Eugene Peterson, to pray at the start of today. It is based upon Psalm 126:6 “those that go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.” … Continue reading Restore, revive, replenish…
Following on from quote yesterday from Alec Motyer, here is another section which speaks (again) with such clarity into local church life: “the scattered churches were not isolated. Their great link with each other was the person of the aspotle; … Continue reading A family of churches