The Focus of a Follower (why my Bible is wrong)

The title in my Bible above Luke 9:57-62 reads, “The Cost of Following Jesus.”

And fair enough, there are things you’ll want to give up in order to walk closer to him.

It’s like saying to my son,

“If you want the latest phone, you’re going to have to give up that old thing that loses its charge and has a cracked screen. That lovely old familiar phone with which you have created so many memories, connected with so many people. You’re going to have to send it away and never see it again. Son, that’s the cost. Are you sure you want the new phone?”


Performance Related Pay is Anti-Christian

If you thought you could earn salvation with better prayers, more church-going, good deeds, bible study, you’re doing everything Jesus died to set you free from.

Why a raincoat could be bad for you

Not only had Jesus removed the disciples’ staff, bag, bread and money; he wants to leave them with nothing but the shirts on their backs.

The Storm: Who is this man?

The saviour led me into a boat with words I soon forgot: Let’s go to the other side of the lake And then the saviour slept. The saviour slept as a swirling storm descended. I want you to see the contrast. I was sailing, striving and the saviour was sleeping, silent. Have you ever been there?…

Psalm 91, personalised

I live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all. God is my refuge. He is a fortress around me. I am trusting in him. He will save me from every trap and from any disease. He covers me with his wings and there I find safety. His faithfulness…

Audacious Prayer

In Luke chapter 11 Jesus encourages us to pray audacious prayers. In Britain we are not encouraged as children to be audacious! In fact if my son or daughter asks too frequently and annoyingly, or “shamelessly” as the story in Luke 11 suggests, I’m more likely to say NO! However, God is encouraging shameless asking!

The Trailer, part 1

Part 1 – The Waiting A small group of farm helpers were waiting to be transported in a trailer to their work for the day. From their viewpoint no driver was visible. As the sun shone down on their heads and time passed with no sign of movement, the workers began to chat. Some were…

The tension between faith and good works

In a world that judges people by exterior measures and personal performance, God judges us and declares us as righteous, based on what? Not our ability to keep the law or pray 5 times a day or fast or attend church enough to make you miss your family. He declares us righteous based on faith.

Nothing to be ashamed of

Christianity is perceived as for simple or needy people, it’s not for the intelligent modern thinker. It just perhaps provides a good moral code alongside other religions.