Learning to thrive in the new life Jesus offers us – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

Love

Is John Piper using emotional blackmail?

March 28th, 2015

In this post I express my concerns about John Piper’s lack of propriety and wisdom in a quote newly posted (yet again) on The Gospel Coalition’s website. Continue reading»

The Priority and the Protection of Love – 1 Peter 4:7-11

February 25th, 2013

[Week 15 notes] Peter ends the second section of his letter with the statement: “The end of all things is near”. The knowledge that the end, consummation, completion of everything is near is a great motivator. It should motivate, inspire and inform our behaviour, values and ethics. Continue reading»

God wants women to be happy in marriage

July 9th, 2012

A woman told me the other day that it was God’s will she suffer in her marriage. Today I read a verse that shows God wants women to be happy in marriage. [700 words] Continue reading»

Love, Obedience and Sanctification – 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

November 4th, 2011

Jesus says that if we love him we will obey his commands (John 14:15). Peter says that love for others is the result of obedience (1 Pet 1:22). Our obedience and love as Christians are profoundly connected and intertwined. Love is both the motive and the goal of our endeavours. [1500 words] Continue reading»

The Fullness of Christ

July 10th, 2010

God doesn’t want us to be content with a lack lustre Christianity. He wants us to be partakers of his divine nature (2 Pet. 1:3-4) and live lives enriched and empowered by the fullness of Christ. Continue reading»

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