Category Archives: Christian Living

Tim Keller on the early church & mission today

On Monday I posted about the not quite so astonishing growth of the early church and today I read a post by Tim Keller on the same subject. Keller writes, Christianity did not adapt to culture in order to gain more adherents, but neither did it

Learning from 1 Thessalonians 4

We’re working through 1 Thessalonians (1,2,3) and chapter 4 gives you a lot to think about. Here are just a few. A good life There is a way of living that pleases God (v.1) and wins the respect of outsiders (v.12) It’s not a check

Learning from 1 Thessalonians 3

We’re studying a chapter of 1 Thessalonians each week (1, 2). Here are some simple questions and observations from chapter 3. Faith needs strengthening & encouraging (v.2, 10) Suffering & hardship is part of the package of following Christ (v.3-4, 7) Fear, temptation, spiritual battles

Parents, children and showing up at church

As a church planter and a father it can be easy to fall prey to a nagging fear. How will my children’s experience of church affect their faith as they mature into adulthood? I remember my own growing resentment to church and the faith struggle that

Learning from 1 Thessalonians 2

As a house church we’re reading 1 Thessalonians together. (chapter 1) Here are some of the things we drew out from 1 Thessalonians 2 Time spent investing in church is not ‘failure’ (v.1) This despite suffering, insults, strong opposition (v.2), toil & hardship (v.9), hostility

Questions: 1 Thessalonians 1

Last Sunday as a church we read 1 Thessalonians chapter 1 together. Here are a few things worth thinking about: Could Paul write about our ‘work produced by faith’ our ‘labour prompted by love’ and our ‘endurance inspired by hope’? (v.3) Do you know that if

The Bible guide to surfing the web (part 1)

The last book of the Bible was written around 1900 years before the first web page was set up yet it is a surprisingly helpful guide to surfing the web. The web makes the entire human experience available to anyone with an internet connection. From