Category Archives: Is it me?

“When he was criticised, he did not criticise in return…”

  Jesus knew all about criticism. The Bible tells us of a constant sniping that went on. His words were taken out of context, and his actions misrepresented and misunderstood;  but how did he respond? In 1 Peter 2:23 there’s an indication … Continue reading

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Tenderhearted (Eph 4)

There’s an interesting addition in Ephesians 4:32. It’s an adjective: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted…” We may easily gloss over it without really reflecting on its importance. Here’s the thing: it’s quite possible to be professionally kind,  calm cool … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Healing (Luke 5)

“One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal those … Continue reading

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What do you do when it all seems too much?

  I remember a TV interview around the time of some terrible disaster. They had brought out a clergyman from the area and the interviewer, with the smug air of someone with all the answers, asked: Is it that God … Continue reading

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“it’s not what he does, it’s what he is…”

  “He cannot do anything deliberate now. The strain of his whole weight on his outstretched arms hurts too much. The pain fills him up, displaces thought, as much for him as it has for everyone else who has ever … Continue reading

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“All things to all people”- The heart of evangelism

  In Paul’s first letter to the young church at Corinth  he spells out a powerful principle which I believe should run through the core of every piece of evangelism (the way that “Blackpool” runs through the seaside rock of … Continue reading

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Travelling Light

The  first followers of Jesus didn’t have it easy. When Jesus had said “Take up your cross and follow me,” he meant it. And for them, the symbol of the cross was no decoration but the daily possibility of arrest, … Continue reading

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