"I cannot show up to fight Goliath in Saul's armour." This one thought has been doing the rounds in my head for a while. I’ve recently been re-reading the account of David’s duel with Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. This is a classic bestselling, 'cinema sell-out' thriller of a battle where the underdog topples the … Continue reading Showing up for Real in 2022
If you follow English football (not soccer!), you'll be aware of a particular coach famous for his 'park the bus' philosophy. I'm not claiming to be the world's leading football analyst but I know that on several occasions where I've watched this coach's team play under this 'park the bus' strategy, it was mind-numbingly boring. … Continue reading Stay on the attack!
If you clicked on this hoping for a 5 minutes church/pastor bashing session, I'm very happy to disappoint you. When the phrase spiritual blackmail comes up, it's easy to swivel our necks around the church hall looking at others and not ourselves. I've been a Christian for a few years now and I think I … Continue reading Say ‘NO’ to spiritual blackmail
“You are the only you God made... God made you and broke the mould.” Max Lucado *WARNING: what you are about to read might come across as a rant, so proceed with caution 🙂 I taught English in secondary schools for over two years and one of the many things that used to grate on … Continue reading My very personal beef with ‘just’
Same storm, different boats. Pastor Rick Warren used this analogy in a recent conversation with Nicky and Pippa Gumbel (HTB Brompton). Our world has been besieged by relentless waves and hurricanes of grief, loss, pain, confusion and paralysis. We’re all stuck in a collective limbo; to ease lockdown or to not ease lockdown? The same … Continue reading Same storm, different boats