But the God of the Bible is as free as the wind and doesn’t fit in with our expectations at all, he does unpredictable things and makes friends with some very uncomfortable people – he is not a tame lion!
I won't be doing much on the blog for the next few weeks. I'm trying to have a break, but as I'll be doing lots of reading, I might find I have something to say. In the meantime, I loved this quote from which Christine Sine picked up from a friend: God moved into the … Continue reading God Took A Risk
...Britain faces a "serious and sustained" threat from al-Qaeda and other suicide bombers and others prepared to use chemical, biological and nuclear weapons in the name of Islam. But it concluded that a flu pandemic posed a graver danger. The Government is to work with international health bodies on early warning systems and preparing vaccines … Continue reading The Greatest Threat
You can listen to a talk I gave at the Wycliffe UK half day of prayer here. The theme is what does it mean for us that God is the Lord of the Harvest from Matthew 9:35-38. The target audience is clearly the team I work with, but others may enjoy it. I recently had … Continue reading The Lord of the Harvest
I don't mean scared of Christmas in the sense of worrying about how much it will all cost, or recovering from the annual fight to get round the supermarkets as people lay in enough food to survive the siege of Leningrad despite the fact that the shops will only be closed for a day or … Continue reading Are We Scared of Christmas?
Yesterday in a devotional session before we got into talking about Bible translation strategy, a colleague led a meditation on Psalm 91. This is one of those passages which I must have read hundreds of times, but once again, I was struck by how the Bible always seems to have something new. The bit I … Continue reading The Vulnerable God
My latest sermon from Above Bar Church on Exodus 33:12-34:9, entitled Longing For God is available for download here. Apologies in advance for anyone offended by the reference to men's underclothing!