Some moments from the Christmas story loom large in my imagination. The shuffling of feet through Bethlehem’s darkened streets in search of lodging. A new baby, all skin creases and twitching muscles laid in a makeshift bed. Shepherds on a hillside shocked and awed by light and song. A star shining brighter than those around it.
There is also another significant moment, precluding these nativity scenes…… Read More The Beyond-ness and Within-ness of God
…We will always experience tension between busy and not, doing and being, chasing and chilling. But there is another posture that I’m keen to grow in: that of being both still and eager…… Read More Still and Eager
Martha, Martha, Martha. She gets a bad rap. She is perhaps most famous for the story told in Luke 10 of what happened when Jesus visited her house, and her sister Mary sat at Jesus feet and left Martha to do the housework. Mary has chosen what’s better, we learn…… Read More Be a Martha
Preaching can be powerful, life-giving, life-changing. But how do we know what to preach on? Where do we start?… Read More Preaching: where do I start?