What is the most context-specific act in the entire spectrum of human behavior?

Eugene Peterson destroying the overly simplified definitions of love and leads us to an life of immersion in acts of love. Just brilliant! “Love is the most context-specific act in the entire spectrum of human behavior. There is no other single human act more dependent on and immersed in immediate context. A dictionary is worthless […]

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 […]

The General Election: How should I engage?

Today I stumbled across a document I wrote for Life Church back at the last General Election (May 2015). Reading through it, apart from the references to local contexts, I think little has changed in how I would want to encourage people to engage in the forthcoming (2017) election. Why not take a read 1504_The__General_Election_and_You

10 & 1/2 reasons: The church is the hope of the world

“His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known” (Eph 3:10).   “The Church is not incidental to the great cosmic struggle for the hearts and souls of modern men and women. It is the instrument God has chosen for that battle–a battle we are called to […]