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

Shalom

Is it he, she, they or we who crush the serpent’s head? (Genesis 3:15)

December 20th, 2016

I’ve been using the Common English Bible and was surprised to read God say to the snake, “They will strike your head.” Other translations of Genesis 3:15 have he, she or it will strike… What is the correct understanding of who will attack the serpent (i.e. the devil)? Is it us? Continue reading»

Western-Style ‘Biblical Womanhood’ and the Wider World

August 18th, 2014

Here is a link to one of the best articles I have ever read on so-called ‘biblical womanhood’. In this article Jenny Rae Armstrong writes that “the privileged frivolities of Western homemaking” have nothing to do with the gospel of Jesus. Continue reading»

The Power of God’s Grace

April 5th, 2014

The concept of grace has sometimes become confused or conflated with the concept of mercy, but the two are not the same. Read more about the power of grace which God gives us through Jesus and his Spirit. Continue reading»

Is Jesus waiting for us?

March 5th, 2013

Christians have been waiting almost 2000 years for Jesus to return to earth.
But what if Jesus is waiting for us? [900 words] Continue reading»

A Thrill of Hope: Jesus’ First and Second Advents

December 24th, 2012

What does oppression and the horrors of slavery in the song “O Holy Night” have to do with an innocent newborn baby in a manger? Continue reading»

Peace on Earth

December 26th, 2011

The Messiah, the promised Saviour, had come into the world. Here was good news for everyone (Luke 2:10). But was the declaration of “Peace on Earth” by the heavenly host for everyone? (Luke 2:14) Where is this peace? Continue reading»

Paul’s Greeting – Philippians 1:1-2

May 1st, 2010

With a few minor variations, Paul’s greeting to the Philippians is just like those in many of his other letters. What is the significance of these variations? Continue reading»

Prayer and Peace – Philippians 4:6-9

May 1st, 2010

In Philippians 4:6-9 Paul gives the antidote for worry and anxiety. Continue reading»

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