Church Membership must be archaic… right?

Have you ever struggled with the idea of church membership? Have you ever thought it sounds rather archaic or Victorian? Have you ever thought it sounded rather intense or even over the top? If so take a read of this fabulous quote by Jonathan Leeman from ‘The Rule of Love’. “Christians cannot fulfill their new covenant obligations of love and holiness with all Christians everywhere. … Continue reading Church Membership must be archaic… right?

How do we love what God loves?

“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 Christ …” Phil 1:9-10   Here is an excellent and challenging comment on these verses from Alec Motyer:   “the hymn-writer caught the matter perfectly: … Continue reading How do we love what God loves?

Twisted Lips: the love of God displayed

The following are some of the most evocative words I’ve read in a long time. Read them slowly and allow your imagination the space to fill in the full colour and intensity:   “In his book Mortal Lessons, by Richard Selzer, MD, writes: I stand by the bed where a young woman lies, her face postoperative, her mouth twisted in palsy, clownish. A tiny twig … Continue reading Twisted Lips: the love of God displayed