We, as believers, are on the winning side. We're still scrapping with the world, the flesh, and the devil, but we know that the victory is ours and that keeps us going. Or does it?
His was the natural response of us all, sinful rebellion in its classically arrogant form. It was upsetting to remember a time when we were exactly the same, and to know that we of all people, weary but persistent, might have been the last gesture of mercy extended to this man in his lifetime.
There's something I need to tell you and it's very important. I need you to know this so listen carefully: I am broken. Yes, I know you know. We all know that all of us are broken but I need to say those words to you now and I need you to hear them and … Continue reading I Am Broken
"So what made you decide to study theology?" Sometimes it's best just to shrug and say that you find it interesting.When people ask polite questions, they don't really expect (or want) you to say 'make yourself comfortable, I'll need to put the kettle on for this one...' Sometimes, too, when discussion becomes a little more … Continue reading When the Wolves Came Out of the West
In the early light, the mist begins to clear and I can make out the shapes of their conical hats. Woven baskets, already beginning to fill hang heavy on their hips as they bend and straighten, bend and straighten. Except that the older ones are no longer able to stand as tall as they once … Continue reading The Call