Bikinis are not the problem…

Over the past couple of weeks I have seen a couple of blog posts on various Christian websites attacking the bikini. Posts urging girls to avoid wearing bikinis when they go to the beach at the summer, as otherwise guys won’t be able to resist the temptation to lust. I want to take a different…

My 9km angel in red

Last night I took part in a 10K race around my home town of Lisburn (I was doing it to raise funds to drill 2 boreholes to provide clean water for the people of Ibba, South Sudan). Before I signed up the furthest I had ran was about 5 kilometres, and I only signed up…

Replica jerseys, righteous deeds and menstrual rags

Last weekend I was down in Dublin to watch the mighty Ulster rugby team take part in the Pro12 Final, which they narrowly lost. (NB for American readers – rugby is like American Football only played by real men and the Pro12 Final is like your Superbowl final, only without the continual pauses for ad…

New Life

When you become alive in Christ, when God puts His life into you, then you aren’t the same any more. You have a new nature, and your old sinful nature is nailed to the cross. “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and…

Dead to life

“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to…

Made alive

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)… Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have…

Label

There is a clothing store that specialises in selling budget price clothes by not really paying the workers who make those clothes very much. And recently one of their t-shirts became very popular. If you have been anywhere in the UK where there are teenage or 20 something aged girls you have probably seen at…

God's masterpiece

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 That verse tell us that we are God’s masterpiece. It is important that you get this, because it isn’t a message that the world tends to tell…

Pronking

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Jesus – John 10:10 NIV Jesus came in order to give us life in all its fullness. He did not come to save us so that we would merely wait until…

This is bigger than me

The other day I posted an image on the All4God Facebook page. It was my attempt at making a “Hey Christian Boy” style post, combining a couple of things I like – Christian chat-up lines and Taylor Swift. The picture was of Taylor Swift with a caption added to it “Hey guy, you put the…