Putting Romans 1 and Revelation 8 next to each other and seeing what happens.
“God loved the world”, he didn’t just love Brits, Americans, white people, Israel or any other group that you might wish to name, he loved all of us.
All human institutions, including monarchies and nation states, are ultimately fallible. If we want true reconcilliation across the barriers which seperate us, we need to look elsewhere for our King.
In a democratic society such as ours, we have a responsibility to make our voice heard and to vote according to our consciences. Those with strong party-affiliations should campaign and do their best to ensure that someone else forms the next government – but they still have to pray for this one.
Some excellent and controversial thoughts from a very good book.
Spin, fake news, alternative facts… Lies are a much bigger problem than we are willing to admit.
Western Europe is at the tail end of 200 years of encroaching secular materialism that has seen the greatest regression of Christianity since the rise of Islam. We are living in anything but a golden age.
If I can’t trust you when you are talking about events in New Orleans in 2005, or Houston in 2017, why should I believe what you say about events in Palestine in AD 30?
If you can’t bring yourself to strike up a conversation with your Sikh neighbour in your home town, then you probably shouldn’t consider travelling to the ends of the earth on a mission trip.
Leadership comes with massive privileges, but it isn’t all about exciting times planning for the future. It involves hard grind, some extremely difficult situations and a bucketload of responsibility.