Silencing Satan

By October 31, 2017 Blog

Christians believe in the devil. We’re meant to, at least. But we can fall into extremes when thinking about him. Either he’s not there at all (and a bit of a joke), or he’s everywhere – to blame for our ingrowing toenails and lost socks. However we think of him, the devil is there and he’s deadly serious. He’s there when we lose our temper and lash out. He’s there when depression sucks us down and we feel we can’t go …Read More

Two Pictures

By April 3, 2015 Blog

A joint post with Glen If you come to our house and climb the stairs, you’ll see two paintings – both by a good (and very talented) friend of ours. The first – a picture of Jesus crucified – was a wedding gift. The second was commissioned for my birthday – a portrait of our 3 month old daughter. The pictures hang side by side but though the artist is the same, they couldn’t be more different. One is a portrait of new life, the other of death. One is …Read More

A Tale of Two Cups (Glen)

By April 17, 2014 Blog

Here’s audio of Glen’s sermon from which this is taken: It’s Maundy Thursday and the next 24 hours is a story of two cups. One cup was offered in the upper room.  The other cup was offered in the Garden of Gethsemane. One cup Jesus gives to us.  One cup He drinks for Himself One cup is a cup for the forgiveness of sins.  One cup is a cup of wrath and judgement. One cup brings life.  One cup brings …Read More

“Bread of Heaven” An Easter Video

By April 11, 2014 Blog

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Getting past your past

By November 27, 2013 Blog

A few weeks ago, we had a powerful guest post from a man who struggles with porn addiction. He talked with great remorse of how it had impacted his marriage; and of the battles he and his wife continue to face.  One question keeps coming back to me and it’s this: how do we move forward when we can’t undo the past? This is something I have had to think through – and still ask.  For years I routinely lied …Read More

Words Around The Cross

By April 6, 2012 Uncategorized

‘I don’t know the man.’ ‘I don’t know the man.’ ‘I don’t know the man’.   His best friend. (Matt 26:70, 72,74)   ‘Friend, do what you came for’. To his betrayer, (Matt 26:50) ‘Here is your king’ Pilate to the people, (John 19:13) ‘Crucify him.  Crucify him’. (Matt 27:22,23) ‘I have betrayed innocent blood’ (Judas.  Matt 27:4) ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ (Matt 27:45) ‘Yet not as I will, but as you will’ (Matt 26:39) ‘Let …Read More

Destined to Die

By April 5, 2012 Blog

When we, or those we love are struggling, the journey from cradle to grave can seem all too brief. At those times we see death as he is –  an intruder that, heavy-handed, smashes into our homes and hearts. But day to day, perhaps our strategy is a little less subtle. If you’re like me, you’ll try to ignore death and  with everything you’ve got. You’ll tiptoe round him and dance like this is all there is and nothing can …Read More