Are You There God, It’s Me, Emma

By December 16, 2012 Blog

When it comes to spiritual attack, there are a number of defensive positions that spring immediately to mind: The Ostrich – (nosuchthingasthedevil, there’s only what we can see) The Rhino – (I’ll fight on my own: stand back Holy Spirit, with my lightning prayer moves I got it covered) The Hamster- (stay on the wheel buddy, keep busy and it’ll all be fine) or – my personal default: The Porcupine. Here’s the drill: A few weeks with my prickles out, pretending everything is …Read More

I’m A Christian: Get Me Outta Here

By October 8, 2012 Blog

What’s God up to when things are difficult? What happens when I pray and He doesn’t answer the way I want? In Sunday school recently, we were looking at the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abendybobby, (ok Abednego) from Daniel 3. The king tells them that unless they worship a false god, he’s chucking them into a furnace. Here’s what they reply: “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown …Read More

What is prayer? [A Guest Post by Glen]

By March 13, 2012 Uncategorized

– Does it change anything? – Why bother if He already knows what I need? – Should I pray for this, it seems so small? – Should I pray for that, I feel so unworthy? – Can I pray now, I’ve really blown it? – How on earth do I actually talk to God? Prayer.  It must be the hardest thing in the world. As a preacher I know it’s the quickest way to get my listeners shuffling in their pews.  Mention …Read More

When you can’t pray

By May 11, 2011 Blog

Glen here.  How much thought do you give to the Priesthood of Jesus?  It seems to me to be a much neglected teaching.  But it’s absolutely crucial, especially when thinking about mental illness. What’s it all about?  Well here’s Job, Paul and the writer to the Hebrews… “Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high. My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with …Read More