There are times in life when struggle seems to be the norm. Jesus himself taught his disciples that in this world you will have hardships. He also talked openly about the difficulties his followers would face. We would hope that during times like these we can retreat into the presence of God, as well as find … Continue reading Sometimes you just need to get out of your Church for your own good!
I came across the above image a few weeks ago. Every time I see it I think "that mind looks like it's releasing chaos". We are all wired differently: some of us require structured ways of being, while others thrive on the oceans of chaos. We tend to believe that creatives are on the chaotic … Continue reading Creativity doesn’t need to be messy
I was listening to the EntreLeader Podcast recently as I drove to work. The presenter described the interviewee as 'a city on a hill'. I loved that description and was struck by the thought that Christ-centred people are called to be cities on a hill. And then I thought... ...AM I A CITY ON A HILL? … Continue reading Are you a city on a hill or a spooky castle?: Thoughts on discipleship and leadership
As I read the early chapters of the Gospels, I see Jesus speaking the same command to almost everyone he meets: follow me! For decades Christians have understood this to mean “say a prayer of repentance and commitment to Jesus, attend church regularly, and live a generally good life”. There is a problem with this. Jesus … Continue reading What is a follower of Jesus?
Following Jesus is HARD work! If you've been on the road with Jesus for a while you know I'm telling the truth, and if you're just starting out... Don't worry, it's worth it 🙂 I have seen many friends (and some family too) starting out with Jesus and giving up when the going got tough. … Continue reading Disciples of Jesus L.A.S.T.
I don't make it my habit to speak out about negative teaching but this week I found myself in a dialogue regarding the teaching of so-called 'Christian' prosperity teachers. I was deeply troubled by how this stream of faith distorts and uses scriptures to manipulate, control and exploit people into providing financial support for ministries … Continue reading The prosperity message is not the gospel truth
In our present culture there is huge emphasis upon the individual. The post-modern mantra of “that’s good for you, but I’ll find my own truth” pervades every corner of our lives. It also has impacted and informed current day discipleship processes. Discipleship has become a process that is done to us – we attend a … Continue reading Gospel-Centred Discipleship Communities and the death of the lone ranger