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.
So what I'm about to write might seem very controversial in the current context, but please hear me out and I hope you all agree. During my past 3 1/2 months in Australia the question has often been asked "But aren't we all called to be missionaries?" And while it is unpopular to say out … Continue reading Why we’re not all called to be missionaries
As someone completely dependent Christ and His Body the church for my funding, there are often dry seasons. I'm in one of those now, so much so that it puts into question for how long I can return to France. I should be panicking, I should be scrambling to do things to find a solution, raise more … Continue reading The strangely satisfying struggle for money
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
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
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
So this is quite possibly the most fun post I get to write. This is me: This is me. At Heathrow Airport. In London, England. Enjoying a starbucks toffee nut latté. Why is this a big deal you say? Because for all intents and purposes I am supposed to be in France. In Biarritz. Getting … Continue reading The FUN POST