Category Archives: Purity

Eye-witnesses

I wonder how you remember things? Some things seem lodged in my brain, crystal clear and pristine. Others, …uh, less so. Recently, I recounted a very early memory to my brother -an event that we had both witnessed- only to … Continue reading

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“We being many, are one body…”

In Romans 12, Paul works on the idea of the church being like a human body, with different parts functioning together to create one harmonious whole. Here’s a snippet: “For by the grace given me I say to every one … Continue reading

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“Repent and Believe…”

The word “Repent” has a claim to being one of those words that changed the world. It was on seeing the difference between the Latin Penitentia and the Greek Metanoia that Martin Luther came to faith. The Latin had come … Continue reading

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“Do everything without complaining…”

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” In his classic book, Games People Play, psychiatrist Eric Berne  said that one of the most frequent  of  human pastimes is a game he called, … Continue reading

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Kingdom, Power, Glory

Each clause in the Lord’s Prayer comes with the additive  “As above, so below.” That is to say, we are praying for the life of heaven to be seen and experienced on earth. Everything we long for -whether or not … Continue reading

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“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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If Jesus didn’t eat with sinners, I would still be lost and hungry

“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, “Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.”” (Luke 7:34) The first thing to say is that if you think this famous verse … Continue reading

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