A person asks the question on a forum “Is God telling me to divorce my husband?” They explain that they struggle with anxiety, that they had used pornography but that they had repented, their husband had forgiven them and their relationship was on the mend. However, they wondered if God was still telling them toContinue reading “Unasked and unanswered questions”
In an earlier post on rest and restlessness, I said that we are likely to be able to help each other in the area of getting rest if we start with a better approach to work. I then went on to say that we often see work as a necessary evil and that prevents usContinue reading “How do we talk about work?”
Here’s the recording of this week’s Faithroots Live looking at how the Bible names God as Father.
There is, in my experience, a happy and healthy form of exhaustion and a deeply unhappy and unhealthy one too. That healthy form of exhaustion comes at the end of serious hard work, or exhaustion. It is that feeling when you know that you have put the time and effort in, that you have achievedContinue reading “Restlessness”
Here’s an extra article this afternoon instead of sharing afternoon tea. The Kevin DeYoung article about having lots of children has certainly stirred emotions. Some people have taken this to mean that there are obstacles to pastors talking about discipleship issues that affect women. I don’t think so. I don’t think that the problem wasContinue reading “Faith, hope and children (What Kevin DeYoung could have said)”
The other day, Kevin DeYoung penned these words in an article for the Gospel Coalition “Here’s a culture war strategy conservative Christians should get behind: have more children and disciple them like crazy. Strongly consider having more children than you think you can handle.” Kevin was writing primarily for a US audience. The concept ofContinue reading “Families, Children and Childlessness (Responding to Kevin DeYoung)”
In a previous article I said that we set the tone by recognising that things are not always about us. However, sometimes they are. One of the things that concerned me about early comments during coronavirus was the speed with which some church leaders and prominent speakers and writers were quick to suggest that theContinue reading “Leaders set the tone – sometimes it is about us”
If you live in a multi-ethnic context then over time you get to hear the thoughts, feelings, hopes and fears of people from different ethnic backgrounds to your own. I have the privilege of living in a community and being part of a church where people come from so many different backgrounds, Afro Caribbean, Nigerian,Continue reading “Leaders set the tone – it isn’t always about us”
Here’s our latest #FaithrootsLive video to watch with some questions to pause and discuss along the way.
Here’s our latest #AfternoonTea conversation