Do you sometimes wish you could be in charge of the universe and make all the rules? I think many of us believe we know best how others should live and wish we could tell them!Continue reading
Category: About the Bible
When someone says “heaven”, what do you think of?
Wings, harps and clouds? Doing your favourite thing all day? A bland place with lots of singing?
Many people define heaven by the things that make them feel happy and fulfilled on Earth, but what if I were to tell you that in heaven there is no sex, no marriage, no Wi-fi, no computer games, no Netflix, no sport and probably no sleep. Would you still want to go?
Read the manual!
From early 2016
I have recently started a new job (this one!) and two weeks after I started the person I’m replacing left. Fortunately for me, she left me a giant yellow folder full of all the information I need to do her job – the people to contact, the websites to look at and the writing styles and tips that will be useful.
I couldn’t do this job without that file and the training she gave me before she left, and I am grateful for her diligent preparation before her departure.Continue reading
Jesus in Jeans – A 21st century parable
If Jesus had chosen to come to earth in modern times, some of His parables may have been a bit different. He used stories and pictures that the people could readily identify with from what they saw around them. For instance, maybe John 15:1-8, instead of being about vinedressing, would have sounded something like this:Continue reading
Bible Basics No.2
Have you heard people say ‘I like the Jesus of the New Testament but I don’t like the angry God of the Old Testament?’
Are they two different people and, if not, then why is the Bible even divided into the Old and New Testament?Continue reading
Bible Basics 101
What do the Babel fish of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the movie Apocolypse Now and U2’s The Joshua Tree album have in common? They all refer to things found in the Bible.
So maybe your interest is piqued and you might like to dust it off and check it out, but where do you start?
And there are so many versions! Does it matter which one you read?Continue reading