101Joys, Faith, Life

017 Optimism and the Death of a good man

Did you know that today is Good Friday? Arguably the most important day in the Christian calendar! Strange then that I have found myself thinking about optimism when my faith path leads me to the crucifixion today. Perhaps this is not as strange as you might think. Optimists get a hard time these days: we… Continue reading 017 Optimism and the Death of a good man

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Can we have Certain faith in an uncertain world?

How can we ever know that the Gospel of Jesus and the words of the bible are really true? I mean, they were written thousands of years ago in a culture that is so different from ours – no phones, no bank accounts, no McDonalds! It was orally passed down before it was written down!… Continue reading Can we have Certain faith in an uncertain world?

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Walk with Jesus closely

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,”   - Colossians‬ ‭2:6‬ ‭ESV‬ It isn’t enough to just receive Christ - true Christians will  walk in Christ.  What does this mean? A disciple of Jesus will stay close to his teaching  A disciple of Jesus will allow that teaching to permeate their… Continue reading Walk with Jesus closely

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The Gospel is difficult for us to receive

Sometimes the simplest of truths are the most difficult for us to get to grips with. For some reason we as humans often struggle to realise that we are truly and unconditionally loved by God. The image below highlights lyrics from an old children's chorus which articulates a child-like faith that we are loved by… Continue reading The Gospel is difficult for us to receive