Tag = ‘discipleship’
Give to Caesar...
When Jesus says, ‘Give back to Caesar what is Caesar and to God what is God’s,’ is there anything more going on than a clever answer?
Let the dead bury their own dead
How easy it is to let the cares and concerns of this world crowd out our faith.
Faith and works
Human beings are more than a disembodied mind - so faith is more than agreeing with something.
‘You need only to be still’
‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm ... The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.’ - Exodus 14.13-14 (NIV)
I read this verse this morning: Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2.16 (ESV) The kind of freedom won for us in Christ i..
Faith and works
I read James 2 this morning, the almost infamous passage which apparently contradicts Paul’s theology that we are saved only by faith, that there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. I don’t th..
I had a long conversation last night with a good friend about various theological topics. Some of them will find their way on here, in time. The first of them is the doctrine of assurance. How can we ..
Humility and the popes
Susie and I recently returned from a few days in Rome, courtesy of her great aunt. I have wanted to visit the Eternal City for years, mostly to see the Roman ruins, which are, well, ruins, but still s..
The Jesus Storybook Bible
This week I have been on a mission in Bath (I am currently on my day off!). One of my primary roles has been to go into the Junior School for assemblies and class visits. For the assemblies we made up..
On the BBC website today I read this article : Children ‘damaged’ by materialism. It is particularly aimed at advertisers who specifically target children. The Children’s Society said adults had to “t..