Hulk Spirit Break Out

You may know the superhero The Incredible Hulk. He was one of the stars of the epic Avengers movie earlier this year, delivering the quality line “Punny god” after beating up Norse god villain Loki (which went down well with Christians who known the only non-punny God…). The basic story of the Hulk is he…

Sleeping Beauty

On August 7th, I hiked up a mountain with my good friend Peter McMurray called Sleeping Beauty in the Adirondacks. It was amazing, but very difficult because it was long and steep, and I am very out of shape. Just when we would think that we were getting close to the top another hill would…

Like Watering Cans

{Throwback Thursday is a thing Jon Acuff does on the StuffChristiansLike blog, and I thought I’d give it a try here, with a look back at this pentecost focused reflection from last year} I’ve been thinking a bit about Pentecost of late, as it is that time in the church calendar, and I’m giving a…

(Sledge)Hammer Time

There is a dam, and behind it is a huge reservoir of love and mercy and grace that God longs to flood us with. But we need to take a sledgehammer to that dam, breaking down the walls we put in place, walls of fear and doubt and coolness and popularity and respect and safety…

Coals

{Time to introduce another new All4God contributor – Caleb Ames, who I have worked with for the past couple of summers at Beaver Cross . Caleb is passionate about following God, and he is very into country music, but I don’t hold that against him…} This summer bought up a good point and a very…

Running towards the "well done"

Of late I have been running a lot, partly as a spiritual worship thing, partly as part of a drive to be healthier and become fitter. Paul does say our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16), so I figured it was time I started taking better care of mine… And being…

When the Walk can be a run

“Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 Over the summer I broke the habit of a lifetime, and went running without anything being on fire. It happened somewhat by accident. I was working as a counsellor at Beaver Cross Christian camp in Greenwich, New York – sharing God’s love…

The Holy Spirit

{It is a while after Pentecost now, but Iwas writing this in advance, so it was Pentecost time when I wrote it.}At Pentecost we see the Holy Spirit give gifts to the disciples – they are able to speak in languages they have not learnt, they are able to preach with conviction and they are…

Pentecost – go out

“On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting. Then, what looked like flames or tongues of fire appeared and settled on each of them. And everyone present was filled with…

Dream big

So in this post I’m going to be looking at dreams. Not in the Inception ‘dream within a dream’ sense, so you can put your spinning tops down. I’m thinking spiritual dreams, like what do we want to achieve for God? I was reading something by Francis Chan the other week that really struck me.…