The Dangers of Heart to Heart

As human beings we naturally want to be able to interpret the thoughts and intentions of others to help us navigate the social world. The problem is, our point of reference tends to only be ourselves and this can cause some problems. What I mean is, when we try to figure out why someone is... Continue Reading →

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Wounds from a Friend

Continuing on the theme of people in the Church being real with each other, I'd like to bring up another issue that I've noticed in myself that keeps me from growing and perhaps someone else will be able to relate.      I'm finding that if someone challenges me on something I do or say,... Continue Reading →

The Naked Bride

     Welcome to all who came for the provocative blog title! Since you’re here... Picture the scene. It’s Sunday morning. You’ve not had the best of weeks. You fell into that sin you said you’d stay away from and you’re feeling the emotional effects of it. Your faith in God is feeling more and... Continue Reading →

The Quest for Community #4

I'm just gonna come out and say it. I think you're too sensitive. You're too easily offended. When it comes to receiving "wounds from a friend" you're about as durable as a helium balloon. One little prick to your ego and you get totally deflated (usually with a lot of high-pitched whining). But that's no... Continue Reading →

The Quest for Community #5

My good friend Ben once invited me to the pub for a chat while we were at uni. He and his housemate Owen had started a prayer meeting on Saturday nights at the their house and it had grown into a little family. We loved spending time in God's presence together on those Saturday nights.... Continue Reading →

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