Luke: What i see

i have just started my video series on the Gospel of Luke in the Bible. This is something i have been wanting to do for a long time but technology was holding me back and thanks to a Horsedawg called David Barta i am back up and running and this long-awaited series is finally happening. Years ago i ran a series where i slowly worked my way through Mark in the Bible and shared [...]

By |2019-04-09T14:56:38+02:00Apr 9th, 2019|bible things, church, God stuff, what i am reading|0 Comments

#40TipsForChristFollowers: Tip #11-15

#11 Put your money where your faith is. Where is your treasure? Discover that and you will find your heart. This is an important one. Money and possessions were a big agenda item for Jesus but not so much for the church. In my experience the church typically has a once-a-year money preach which is on how and why you should tithe [ten percent] your money to the church and then usually apologises for [...]

By |2019-04-12T07:17:53+02:00Apr 8th, 2019|40 Tips, church, God stuff|0 Comments

#40TipsForChristFollowers: Tip #1-5

40 Tips for christian types: #1 Major in Love. When Jesus is asked what the greatest command is [Matthew 22] He gives a sneaky two-parter answer which is basically: Love God with everything and love your neighbour as yourself. If this was the most important thing to Jesus, it should be to us. What i love about the Matthew passage is the little p.s. after Jesus gives the command which says, 'All the Law [...]

By |2019-04-02T09:21:49+02:00Mar 28th, 2019|40 Tips, church, God stuff, inspire-ations|0 Comments

#40TipsForChristFollowers : Intro

It's time for a new series of Tips. #40TipsForChristFollowers What started very successfully as 40 tips for white people who are asking the question, 'But what can I do?' moved into a series on 40 Tips for married people hoping to do marriage better. A lot of people seemed to find a lot of the suggestions helpful and it wasn't so much about agreeing with all 40 tips in each case as it was [...]

But Jesus.

It's been a frustrating few hours arguing with people on Facebook around this statement i shared on Facebook: What if i am wrong? A number of people came on and defended the rich and tried to misdirect away from the problem and called me a lot of things, telling me how my line of thinking was responsible for more deaths than Hitler managed and so on. And it's super frustrating because a [...]

By |2018-10-30T20:54:14+02:00Oct 24th, 2018|challenging thorts, things to wrestle with|6 Comments

A widow, a rich man and a holy little Jesus huddle

What does how we give our money say about us? There is a beautiful short story hidden at the end of Mark 12 that doesn't get enough attention. 41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. 43 Calling his [...]

Would you still plant the seeds if you knew?

What if only some of it matters? You decide you want to try your hand at planting veggies so you prepare a patch in the garden behind your house and you plant four sets of seeds. A professional gardening expert comes over for a meal and you take them out back to show them what you've done. After looking at the setup they tell you that three quarters of your plants are destined to fail. [...]

By |2017-06-11T14:07:26+02:00Jun 9th, 2017|God stuff, things to wrestle with|0 Comments

To pray or not to pray: thoughts on an Angus Buchan prayer meeting

"If my people pray... then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land." [2 Chronicles 7.14 beginning and end] Wow. This feels a little bit like a dejavu flashback or something. From two weeks ago when the question was to march or not to march, which i wrote about here. Afterwards i wrote a comparison piece looking at different marches over here. As i've done my best to navigate the [...]

The Bad Habits of Jesus, part Dangerous

i am busy reading [and really enjoying] Leonard Sweet's 'The Bad Habits of Jesus'. People who know me well, will get that one of the reasons i am really enjoying it is because it is not a wade - the words are straightforward and simple even if the concepts are not. But today, when i've been feeling completely in a funk and when i was in desperate need of some inspiration and belief, i read [...]

Following Jesus: A different way

Do you believe in a different way? Yesterday i posted a piece on trying to speak with a prophetic voice which included this status quote of mine from a little earlier: i’m sorry my words make you feel so bad when there are people literally living in devastating conditions and being treated like absolute adjective on a regular basis. My friend Rob read it and seemed to really like it while admitting it is the first [...]

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