Exit Stage Left

We like to be the centre of attention. We like to be the big deal. We want people to take notice of us, and be impressed. (Don’t believe me? Just take a look at Facebook…) Even in worship some of us like to be the guy or girl who is up there at the front…

Rend Collective Experiment – Second Chance

Worship Wednesday is a new, regular feature for Wednesdays, with a worship video kindly provided each week by youtube, and some quick thoughts to mull over as you listen to the song. Kicking things off with a song from the new Rend Collective Experiment album, Second Chance, which is all about the forgiveness we have…

Who could ever stop us?

“And if our God is for us then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?” ~ Our God – Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman “That is why we can say with confidence, “The lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere…

Why Church Matters Review

Why Church Matters is a book by Joshua Harris (an author who I have been really digging over the past few months) all about how we need to commit to a local church. (It was previously published as Stop dating the Church, but has now been revised and re-titled). It is a great book for…

27 million reasons why

The other day I heard something that completely shocked me. Today, around the world, it is estimated that there are 27 million slaves. 27 million. Today. I knew slavery was still a problem, but I had no idea it was that big. That’s more slaves than there has ever been at any point in history.…

Happy new year

“For he chose us from the beginning” Ephesians 1:11 It is the start of a new year. A fresh start. A blank page. Maybe you feel tired. Maybe you are weary. You have walked these roads many times, you’ve been here before. New year, fresh intentions, ending up in failure. You wanted to do better,…

Best of All4God 2011

Earlier in the week we looked back at the most read posts of 2011, and now it is time to share what I think are the best posts of the year, the ones you should drop everything and read (unless you are carrying a sharp knife. Don’t drop that. Set it down carefully and then…

Most read posts in 2011

Hope you have been having a great Christmas. Over the next few days we are taking a break from posting new devotional articles and instead are looking back at some stuff you may have missed first time around. Today I’m sharing the most read posts on All4God over the past year, and later in the…

The Dragon, the Angels and the Baby in a Manger

Things you won’t hear at church at Christmas #1 “Santa doesn’t exist” – no minister wants to risk a mass exodus of families with young children. Things you won’t hear at church at Christmas #2 “For today’s festive reading turn to Revelation chapter 12” – which is a shame, for it is a great passage…

Mary's walk of shame

Last Christmas, rather than giving my heart to some girl who would have only given it away the next day (rather a waste of a pretty vital organ…) I watched the BBC’s rather good Nativity series, which gave a pretty solid portrayal of the nativity story, neatly split into four episodes run on consecutive nights…