Was Jesus internationally famous in his own lifetime? Colin Green once again gets to the truth of things. So why do so some people nowadays expect to find evidence of Jesus surviving from his own lifetime painting him as a much admired miracle-working figure, and
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
For a significant part of human history the church, mosque, synagogue, temple or shrine has been at the centre of community life. The life of the tribe revolved around these places of meeting. The community gathered with common values, common understanding, common beliefs. In many places, that’s
As I approached my 40th birthday in 2015 I began to think through what I wanted and needed to focus on in the next season of my life. I wondered what were the themes of my life that I should give myself to and that
For the first time in more than a decade we do not own a car. During the autumn last year, the car we shared with some friends went to meet its breaker – the cost of repair too high for a car worth so little.
I recently saw a photo essay for World Refugee Day which highlights the plight of the 10.5 million refugees. The whole collection is striking and worth looking at but it was this photo that stood out to me. It’s an Afghan refugee village outside Islamabad
I use a lot of technology. I like my old secondhand smartphone with its apps and I’d like to upgrade. I like my laptop and blogging. I like messing around with design and new browsers, I like Twitter, Google+ and to a much lesser extent
Yesterday this letter appeared in The Telegraph from over 200 academics and child experts arguing that ‘children’s well-being and mental health is being undermined by the pressures of modern life’ (HT: Matt Hosier). They sent a similar letter five years previously, clearly little or nothing