A few years back, a friend of mine was interested in Christianity. I bought him a copy of A Case for Christ – a book that gives evidence that Jesus really rose from the dead.Read More
It’s that time of year when millions of Christians celebrate someone rising from the dead.
Really? Stone-cold death to living-breathing life? It’s either the biggest lie in history or the biggest miracle.Read More
I stared down the valley at the endless sea of enemy soldiers and clenched my sweaty hands. There were thirty-two thousand men behind me. But they had so many more. What could we do? What could God do?Read More
Acaster’s grumpy face is superb. And quite right too – cruelly robbed of Star Baker.
His Bake-Off sass, his role as the dream restaurant’s genie-waiter or his iconic guide to Kettering makes the King of Grumpy pretty funny.Read More
On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus was worshipped as the long-awaited King of Israel.
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” cried the crowd.Read More
“Stay here and keep watch.”
Jesus was in turmoil. His command to his disciples was nothing in comparison to the death he was facing.Read More
My head span with questions. How was I going to defeat the Midianites? The answer came in the night.Read More
When a group of people want to do what is right, but disagree about how to get there, there’s chaos.
Think Brexit.Read More
She’s gone again.
Why does my wife keep prostituting herself? These men abuse and treat her so badly. It’s heart-breaking.Read More
I glanced above the crumbling wall. No Midianite soldiers in sight. They’d stolen our crops for years, but they weren’t getting this grain.
I shifted my heavy bag back onto my shoulder and ran towards the towering oak. I knew just the place to hide it: the winepress.
I started to separate the grains from the chaff in the pit, before looking up for enemy soldiers. I jumped. Sitting under the tree was a strange man.Read More
The must-watch home video: Baby Israel’s early years. Narrated by his Father.
Look closely because his story is our story too.
Rewind the tape.
The Father loved his son and rescued him from a horrific Egyptian regime (Hosea 11:1).Read More
It’s that age-old question: if we’re saved by grace alone through our faith in Jesus, why bother with doing good? Paul anticipated this question:
‘What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?’ Romans 6:1
Well, no. We know that being a Christian means changes to our life. But why?Read More
My mother had already died when I first became aware of Mother’s Day. Radio stations would play songs celebrating mothers and I would curl up and cry.Read More
When you look in your mirror, who do you wish you’d see?
Do you feel a lump in your throat wishing you were more attractive, taller, thinner or stronger? More like a friend, actor, or colleague?Read More
I’ve eaten nothing since yesterday morning.
In fact, recently I’ve noticed a worrying trend in my life: I’m missing more meals than before.Read More
Darren McGarvey’s mum was an alcoholic and addict. After an episode of childish disobedience, she chased him upstairs and held him against a wall with a knife.Read More
It’s the normal conversation of why we’re all late:
‘I’m running behind, sorry. There’s yoghurt up the wall and in my hair.’Read More
Maybe you’ve been made redundant. Maybe you’re off because of stress. Maybe you’ve finished in education and are reeling off job applications.
Or maybe, like me, you’re just not too sure what you want to do.
There are many emotional difficulties during a time of unemployment. One of them almost kept me from writing this article: shame.Read More