Side effects

If you take any medication, even basic stuff like a painkiller for a headache, you’ll probably notice it comes with a whole list of possible side effects. One of the top brand painkillers “nurofen” lists possible (but very rare) side effects such as vomiting, diarrhoea and heart failure. These days even shower gel comes with…

Too easily pleased

“If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant…

What a waste it would've been

On their latest album ‘Brand New Eyes’ Paramore have a song Looking Up which has a pretty interesting set of lyrics towards the end. Singer Hayley sings these lines: “God knows the world doesn’t need another band,                                    …

A call to Spiritual Maturity

“You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to…

God on demand

In today’s day and age, with stuff like YouTube letting us watch any video we want, when we want, Spotify giving us access to any song we want to hear at the click of a button and the iPlayer allowing us to watch our favourite TV shows at a time that best suits us rather…

The greatest day in history

“The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the…

Pride and the heart

Everybody likes getting a bit of recognition and applause. The other day I was dissecting a human heart (as part of my medical school anatomy learning, not just for the banter!). I was the only guy in the group, and as it was somewhat messy and the girls didn’t want to get too hands on,…

Doctrinal Jenga

Doctrine isn’t a something that I’ve written about explicitly before on All4God. There will have been elements of Christian doctrine that have seeped through in some of the articles, but in general I’ve kept the focus on life application and living out your faith rather than getting bogged down in deep theological discussions over issues…

Grace and Mercy Bible Study

Ok, let’s mix things up. This post is a little different to normal, as this time it’s you that has to do the work for it. Below you’ll see some questions, some Bible passages to look at, some stuff to think over – all related to grace and mercy. (I’ve even thrown in a couple…