Once, we were slaves who imagined ourselves kings. We did this by focusing on the brief frenzied pleasures that punctuated the ever lengthening periods of pain from whiplashes of unbridled desire. Indeed, we imagined ourselves free but it was our desires that were unfettered and bound us firmly, veiling our subservience with ever diminishing pleasure. […]
Where are you? God comes strolling in Eden, longing for companionship with those made in His likeness but they hide and so He asks this question. This is not a geographical question but a relational question. Forbidden fruit has driven a wedge between God and man, not by driving God from man but by inculcating […]
“God,” cries Prophet Habbakuk, “the good boys are acting bad and you don’t seem to have anything to say about it!” Habbakuk can’t stand God’s silence in the face of evil among His people. Is God on leave? Does He not care anymore? The world is falling apart and God seems to be in no […]
A lot of Christian discussions about LGBT issues invoke Romans 1 as a rallying point for all opposed. Yet, this chapter is certainly not a chat about the birds and the bees. No doubt about it, homosexual behaviour is not cast in a positive light here but instead of it being a cause of God’s […]
“…neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation! And all who will behave in accordance with this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on the Israel of God.” (Galatians 6:15,16 NET) How dull the vagaries of our attempts to extricate ourselves from our predicament are […]
In our time, the cross is a symbol of purity and holiness. It is suspended from the body as jewellery, hangs on walls and greets the eye on Bible covers. It means a lot of things to different people but it is quite rare in our day to associate it with excruciating humiliation and ignominy.
There are malignant people in this world and there are malignant ideas and impulses in your mind. That is why you must judge and be judged. I know the label, “judgemental” is as frightfully undesirable as “leper” in Bible times but truth be told, accepting everybody and everything without filtering just isn’t very clever.