The Gospel We Believe

Dave preached from 1 Corinthians 15 on Sunday evening, an apt text for Easter Sunday, the day when we especially celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ! Nowadays there are so many people who would dispute and denigrate that resurrection, but as Paul says,...

The Outward Disciplines

Moving on from the inward disciplines of prayer, fasting, meditation and study, this Sunday we looked at the outward disciplines of solitude, simplicity, submission and service, rejoicing at the fact that all our disciplines arise from the relationship we already have...

Good Friday

Pupils at school, when learning about Easter, almost always ask the question, “Why is it called ‘Good Friday’ when it’s the day Jesus died? What’s good about that?” English is one of the few languages that calls this day...

The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

I make no apologies for dwelling on the same Bible verses of late; this is all part of meditation, ‘gnawing’ on God’s word until we have drained every last drop of nutrition from it. All too often I skip over passages merrily, keen to prove what a...

Cliché?

A cliché, the dictionary tells us, is “a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.” As a literary device, it’s not considered a good idea. Other words that come to mind are hackneyed (lacking significance through...