Connect with James

We are about to start on a new devotional journey. A journey through the book of James. A journey through the words of the brother of Jesus. A journey that will challenge and inspire. A journey that will stretch us, a journey that will help us draw closer to God. A journey that will show…

New Year Manifesto

Another year over and a new one just begun. Maybe you have a list of resolutions, maybe you have no intention on making resolutions you know will be broken by the end of the week. But maybe it would be worth having a read over Paul’s words to the church in Rome and see if…

Just such a time

God is not in the business of making mistakes. He has plans that have been in place from before time began. Plans to prosper and not to harm. Plans that don’t always make sense right now, but with the hindsight of eternity always will. He is in the business of taking what man meant for…

Restore

Psalm 126v4-5 “Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” Often walking with God can be like crossing a bridge in the fog. We can’t see the other side. But we know there is a path beneath our feet and we trust…

Strength

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord Wait on His timing Trust in His provision Believe in His goodness Rest in His peace For He loves you He sent His Son to die for you Now you are free! Free from guilt Free from shame Free from the pain of regret Free from…

Hello 2014

The start of a new year. A blank page. A fresh start. A time to leave behind the regrets and heartbreaks of a year just ended. A chance to start anew. To be who God created you to be. To not be held back by past mistakes. To leave your sin and shame at the…

Not out to get lucky

Today, Pete shares a reflective poem that is in part a response to the Daft Punk song “Get Lucky” and in part a statement of intent for how as Christians our approach to sex, dating and relationships should be different to the world around us. Not out to get lucky I’m not out to get…

Reformation Day

October 31st is a pretty special day in church history. This is the day that Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 theses to the cathedral door and the Reformation began. So in honour of that, here are a collection of great quotes from Martin Luther: “We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that…

Stuff Christians Like: Christian Put Down lines

I am single (inexplicably so, some might say…). I also like Christian pick-up lines. In my attempts to use them to resolve the singleness situation though I have run into something nasty – the Christian put-down line. A few weeks ago I got featured on the wildly popular Stuff Christians Like website with an article…

The Gospel in 140 characters

In 1 Peter 3:15 we are told “If you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it.” This afternoon I noticed a twitter message from a random person asking me to ‘tell them more about this God fellow’. Which got me thinking, how do you explain the Christian hope within the…