Why most prayer warriors are old, and why they shouldn’t be.

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term "warrior"?  We think armor, we think weaponry, we think young buff army hero guy in some epic film.  Think Braveheart.  Think Gladiator.  Think...well, I confess I don't watch a lot of these films, so I'm sure there are tonnes of examples. … Continue reading Why most prayer warriors are old, and why they shouldn’t be.

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The ‘Silent’ night is just the tip of the iceberg

Don't worry, this post it not going to kill the Christmas cheer!  I've been reflecting on the lyrics of well-known Christmas carol "Silent night".  Who knows exactly what that night was like.   I suppose we can imagine that the night was reasonably "silent" or "peaceful".  Christ was, after all, the only ever perfect child! … Continue reading The ‘Silent’ night is just the tip of the iceberg

The guitar is the new organ and rap is the new guitar: The idolatry of the worship instrument

Would you go to a church if there wasn't a guitarist ? Probably not.  If I'm brutally honest with myself, I probably would not.  Why? Because I, like many if not most of us, have an idolatry problem when it comes to worship music.  But I'm not altogether different from previous generations. Would my grandparents … Continue reading The guitar is the new organ and rap is the new guitar: The idolatry of the worship instrument

3 reasons NOT to love ON people

If you're in the church, you've heard it before:  "We just went out onto the street and we were just loving on people".  Loving ON?  It's been around for a few years now, but somewhere along the way, the verb to love gained the preposition: on.  And while this seemingly small grammatical change appears innocent, it is … Continue reading 3 reasons NOT to love ON people