I'm A Christian; My Country Is Not

There’s been a lot of debate recently about whether Britain is Christian and it has gone through the same arguments it does every time, it is hardly a new controversy. Personally I don’t consider Britain, the country I was born in, grew up in, and still live in, to be Christian. And I am talking…

Blesséd Are The Peacemakers

Bravery. Sacrifice. Justice. When I list these words they are probably not ones you often associate with Jesus. Instead, He has often become the symbol of all things soft and merciful. Of course, He was merciful, He played with children, He comforted and healed, He cared in a such an unexpected way He made people…

Us, Them & God

In a post-9/11 world, in a suspicious world, in a world where we hide what we have incase a stranger might take it, in a country where we are nervous of immigration, God can remind us of our duty and the standard which we are set in relation to “us” and “them”.

God So Loved The World

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me.” And going a…

Faith & Action

History is full of examples of people who saw that something was wrong, or could at least be improved, and have done something about it. This action is hugely important, particularly when it comes from a place of faith, which is why I have been known to become increasingly frustrated with those people who firstly,…

Mother God: A Childish Caricature

Recently it was Mother’s Day here in the UK and honestly I’m not sure I feel I’ve been a mother long enough to have much to do with it. Inspired by the holiday, however, I came up with a little amusing way of looking at the characteristics of motherhood shown by God. I believe God has…

How Dare They.

“He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are And how great Your affections are for me.” How He Loves,…

Labels: Why I Don't Like To, But Do, Use Them

Recently it was pointed out that in one of my recent posts there was a large point of irony: a friend pointed out that I seemed to be wanting to be seen as an individual outside of labels, and yet the image attached was of Cub and myself, and I had described myself (as I…

What Women Want – To Be Seen

This week my God Talk piece is a little different and, amazingly, early! Wonderfully, Preston Yancey opened up his blog each Thursday for women to answer the question: “What do women want from the Church?” You can find all sorts of interesting pieces and I highly recommend having a look through and interacting with the…

Leadership = Leader Sheep

Over my lifetime and experience of Christian life (in many forms and denominations) I have learnt many things about leadership with some great… and not so great examples of leaders within the Church. They are also often things that members of a congregation, or those outside of the church family, should remember about those standing…