The gospel reading in the lectionary for this Sunday is the famous parable of the Good Samaritan, which prompted me to finally write down my own good Samaritan experience of a few years ago.
Christ tells us to repent of our sins, but why?
Why didn’t Jesus ever tell people to sell all they have and give the money to him? What a missed opportunity.
Gossip is a currency, and blessed are the poor.
Trollope is fast becoming one of my favourite novelists, even if I have only just finished reading Barchester Towers, which is only the second book of his I’ve read. It has everything I could want in a novel: beautiful and witty prose, colourful and sympathetic characters, and a backdrop of Anglican ecclesiastical politics. One scene,Continue reading “Anthony Trollope on Young Preachers”
‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ.’— 2 Corinthians 1:20 If you wanted to know what my top priority in thinking about God, Christ, discipleship, and theology is, I think I would say it is keeping it all personal. Maybe it’s because I know that I’m quickly and easilyContinue reading “Taking It Personally: Three Simple Tips for Keeping Faith Focussed on Jesus”
Self-control is not just about learning not to be controlled by our desires, it is also about learning not to allow ourselves to be controlled by other people.
A short post about a short man: lessons from the obedience of St John the Dwarf.
Some say being humble means never saying anything good about yourself. Some say it means you never say anything about yourself at all. St Paul consistently breaks both those rules. What gives?
Who’s directing your life story? And what sort of story will they tell?