You’re always so happy… You’re a bit of a stress-head… You’re quite sensitive… You’re not a very deep person… I can’t stand it whenRead More
This year God has challenged the way I view money.
I’m a saver, and believe in being careful with how I spend. But the generosity of God’s people towards me has been a real eye-opener.Read More
We recently published an article about people we once looked up to, who have since fallen away from Jesus.
It sparks an obvious question: If someone who seemed so spiritually mature can fall away, might I fall away too?Read More
Everyone accepts Jesus existed.
Most professors tucked away in the world’s universities even accept there was something unusual about him. But fewer accept he was God.Read More
‘They’ll be here in 15 minutes.’
Cue a flurry of activity as I dart around my home, tidying, wiping, moving, adjusting, hiding clutter.Read More
We’re pretty taken by this world. But as Christians, we shouldn’t be. Paul writes: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.”Read More
C.S. Lewis said the only natural animal is a tame one.
Before we rebelled against God, animals wouldn’t have tried to eat us…Read More
We depend on so many things.
Friendships, family, jobs, people’s opinions, money – we might not voice it out loud, but so often we rely on them for a good life.Read More
His Christian songs were so successful they made it into the world’s most-sung songbook. But his Psalms were often about doubt.Read More
Recently it was Father’s Day and things proceeded as normal at a friend’s church. Fathers were honoured in every form: birth, spiritual, adoptive, foster, uncles.Read More
“Have you got a spreadsheet for that as well, Jonny?” he asked, passing me a pair of socks.
No I didn’t – and don’t – have a spreadsheet to monitor the comings and goings of my underwear drawer.Read More
The Bible tells us to be wise. But sometimes, actions which seem wise are actually a mask for cowardice.Read More
You know when you’re in church with a friend who doesn’t know Jesus? Every five minutes you think: how on earth are they finding this?Read More
We all know what it’s like to feel low. It might be an illness, a difficult relationship or a boring job. But sometimes that feeling doesn’t go away. And it haunts us for a long time.Read More
It’s 6.55am on Monday and the alarm goes off.
I know my day always starts better by praying to my heavenly father. But as I get out of bed, that thought gets buried under all the other things in my morning routine.Read More
I cough into the blankets that cover my frail body.
There’s a spread of concerned tuts from the women nearby. I’m old. I’m dying. But I’m not afraid – it’s not fear that troubles me now. It’s regret.Read More
Emily Coxhead is an illustrator who recently set up a newspaper dedicated to positive news only. ‘The Happy News’ doesn’t pretend that nothing bad happens, but ‘celebrates all that’s good in the world’.Read More
The men were exhausted as we chased the remaining two enemy leaders through the hills. We’d barely rested and the food had run out. I’d never been so weary in my life.Read More
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