Dating with respect

“Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?” 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 Before we start this post I need to do a…

Waiting on God's timing

I am not a very patient person. I like things to happen exactly when they are supposed to. I like knowing in advance when something is scheduled to occur. If I am meeting someone and they are a few minutes late my imagination goes into overdrive, thinking up all sorts of disasters that could have…

What comes next

I don’t know if you have ever been involved in a big mission effort. Maybe you helped at a summer camp, or your church put on a special outreach event. Maybe your scripture union had a big praise night, or you were involved in street reach projects in your community. Maybe you had a powerful…

New Spirit Filled Life Bible NLT Review

I like big Bibles and I can not lie… If big Bibles are your thing you may wish to check out the New Spirit filled Life Bible, which is a newly released study bible from Thomas Nelson. Apparently over 2 million copies of the old spirit filled life bible have been sold, but seemingly it…

Aaron Shust – Morning Rises Review

Next week worship leader Aaron Shust releases his new album Morning Rises. It is an album full of passionate songs that tell of God’s power, his sovereignty and his victory. Jesus’ love is very central and there is a strong biblical basis to the lyrics. If you are familiar with Aaron, who wrote the massively…

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…

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…

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…

What a friend we have in Jesus – Ghost Ship

There are some songs that a just classics that will always endure. One of those is “What a friend we have in Jesus”. Ghost Ship have just released a new version of it that gives it a nu-folk-rock vibe, kind of like how Mumford & Sons would probably do it if they weren’t afraid to…