The Quest for Community #3

Upon and Around The Chinese community. The black community. The LGBT community. Our society has a tendency to build community upon identity and around common practice. What distinguishes us from others, how we behave, the way we feel inside and the way we experience or perceive life is paramount to how we interact with others.... Continue Reading →

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The Quest for Community #2

Oh look! You came over for the next post and you're just in time for Story Time! Grab a brew and a biscuit while I tell you about the home I grew up in. I've lived in a few houses but the home I grew up in was usually an open one. From the time... Continue Reading →

The Quest for Community #1

A friend of mine who was born and raised in Nigeria said to me once, "I never heard a sermon on community until I moved to this country." We were talking about how hard it is for Christians in British culture to fulfil a lot of the principles of Christian life that God lays out in... Continue Reading →

Throwback: Telling Stories to Children

I wrote this one after a conversation with an older friend about generational alignment and disconnection in the Church. “Much that once was, is lost for none now live who remember it.” - Galadriel There are certain things in God's heart that He has revealed to fathers and mothers in the Church at certain times... Continue Reading →

Throwback: Honesty

From back when I was listening to a lot of Danny Silk and contemplating relational intricacies.  John 1:14 - "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." Proverbs 16:24 - "Gracious words are like... Continue Reading →

Christians and Alcohol

Well once again it's that merry time of year where we descend into a deluge of mince pies, mistletoe and Michael Bublé! Christmas is coming! I had a student I work with ask me recently if I was planning to get drunk at Christmas. The sound of his jaw hitting the floor almost made me... Continue Reading →

Porn and… Toxic Masculinity

Previous Post Should men watch porn? Should anyone watch porn? Has masculinity gone wrong in society? Does porn have anything to do with it? Big questions... Without asking the question of whether men (and as a result, anyone) should be allowed to exchange money for seeing naked women's bodies or free of charge, you will... Continue Reading →

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