God Likes Wine | Disconnected thoughts on Wine in Scripture, Society and the Christian life | Part 2

In part one, I looked at wine through scripture and it’s particular relationship to us remembering Jesus. This week, I’m reflecting on how wine operates in our society and how it relates to our Christian life. In our… Read More

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God likes Wine – Some Disconnected thoughts on Wine in Scripture, Society and the Christian life | Part 1

Over the last few years, I’ve thought more and more about wine. Growing up in the UK, wine was either brought out for special occasions and namelessly served, or cheap, mass produced wine which was abused by those… Read More

Why we need to reconsider the bread and wine | An Interview with Isaac Aho

Isaac Aho has written a few things on here before, you can see those here and here. Isaac just finished completing a research project on the practise of the eucharist. The eucharist is practised in as many different… Read More

What kind of smoke fills the temple? Some thoughts on modern worship environments

Recently I got the chance to lead musical worship at a much larger church than I normally attend and was introduced to something called ‘in-ears’. These are basically fancy headphones that cut out most sound and instead give… Read More

Everyone gets to play – A short thought on God’s mission in the World

Normally in evangelical circles we think of mission as something that we do for God, or at best with God that helps communicate the message of God’s forgiveness of sins. While I don’t disagree with that description, it… Read More

As manure belongs to a fruitful garden

“Another thing: to minister fruitfully (and God does not call us to anything else) we must minister as those who have died. This is really the same point as the last, but it has total ramifications in the… Read More

How we can overcome pride for the sake of our relationships and for the sake of God’s world

Last month I wrote about the intense harmfulness of pride, this originally was one whole post, but far too long – so this post needs the one before, so you can read part one here. Although it is… Read More

Why the inability to be wrong is destroying us, our relationships and our world

No one likes to be wrong, and often admitting we were wrong seems like adding insult to an injury, yet it is an absolutely crucial ability for humans to foster. When we consistently refuse to cultivate humility we… Read More

If everything is Holy can anything be Holy?

Often I’ll say, and hear others wonder aloud ‘Where did the time go?’. I marvel at how life has become submerged in one continual tapestry that I can’t quite tease into recognisable components. Other times I observe the… Read More