Christian Living 

Walking with God pleases God

We’re working through the list of heroes in Hebrews 11 and last Sunday we looked at Enoch. There were a few eyebrows raised when people realised he would be the subject for our all-age service but in fact he’s an excellent choice as we explored what it means to walk with God. Key texts: Hebrews 11:5-6; Genesis 5:21-24; Jude 14-15 Enoch walked with God. Walking with God = talking, laughing, listening, crying with God, like with a best friend. When walking with someone you love and trust: sometimes you chat…

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It just is.

I recently spent some time wondering where it all came from. And by ‘all’, I mean the stars, the planets and the whole gigantic amazing universe. It really is a vast place. And an incredible place. The Milky Way, our home galaxy, weighs around 1.5 trillion solar masses but we don’t know what it’s made of. I mean we know it’s dark matter but we don’t know what that is. It can boggle your brain in its size and beauty. Some people think the world isn’t real or at least…

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Toy Story and Identity

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have linked to a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September. I really admire people who when they watch films can spot the trends and deeper storylines within. So I thought this from Andrew Bunt was excellent. I fear that I may not be a great cinema companion. I recently went to see Toy Story 4 with a couple of friends. As the credits began to roll,…

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Bringing a Tent Peg to a Sword Fight

It’s summer and I’m not posting at whatever my usual schedule is, but instead have a post a day to pique your interest. I’m going to attempt a blogging revival from September. This is a brilliant article by Andrew Wilson over at Christianity Today. In the first Battle of Armageddon, the enemy commander was killed with camping equipment. Speculation about the next round has been the stuff of bestselling books and blockbuster movies, replete with speculation about a world government, flying locust-scorpion warships, bar codes, conspiracies, the EU, nuclear weapons,…

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Still all alone

I’m interested in the efforts and interest in finding other intelligent life in the universe which recently took a bit of a knock. On the one hand The “exoplanet” revolution of the last 20 years has shown us that the universe is awash in alien worlds. More exciting, we now have methods where the atmospheres of those worlds may provide indirect evidence — called “bio-signatures” — for the existence of life. Over the next few decades we may finally have data relevant to the question of other life in the universe.…

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The Curiosity Index (13.06.2018)

How breastfeeding changed my view of God Rebecca McLaughlin reflecting on Isaiah 49:15 gives an important insight into God, that no man could give. God’s love for us is no Hallmark sentiment. This image is not primarily a celebration of our newborn cuteness: “God could never reject such lovable little creatures as us!” Rather, this verse reveals God’s hard-won, self-giving, dogged commitment to our good, a refusal to let us go—however frustrating we become, an insistence on seeing his image in us—and a painful provision for our most desperate need.…

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The Curiosity Index (16.02.2018)

Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God If I was to make a prediction about religion in the West it would be the continued retreat of Christianity, but also a rise in deism. Michio Kaku would be a good example of a new deist. Like Isaac Newton and probably Albert Einstein. This Is The True Scale of How Many Orangutans Have Been Wiped Out in Just 16 Years As my kids will tell you the Orangutan is my favourite animal (I must have favourites in all sorts of…

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Devotional: A trustworthy father

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17 One of the things that I’ve learnt as a mother is the importance of being consistent. If I say no to something, I have to stick to it even if it results in a tantrum. It doesn’t help my children if I say yes one minute, then no the next – they don’t know where they stand. When I am consistent…

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