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Why Does God Feel Distant?

Why does God feel distant from us? One reason is that we live in a zoo. A zoo is an artificial environment where hippos and crocodiles are brought from the jungle in order to live behind a viewing glass for the amusement of a crowd. For animals, zoos are great places to live. Food is…

Overcoming Church Snobbery

Brad is the new guy at work. His first day on the job he gets in a heated argument over immigration during a tea-break. What stands out to Stacy, a colleague watching the debate, is Brad’s inability to hear what other people are saying. The next day Brad slags off a couple of co-workers involved in a group…

The Church Is a Family

It is difficult to understand what the church is. The church is not a club. The church is not a building. The church is not an event. The church is not a denomination. The church is a covenant community. Now covenant is not a familiar word for many people. The word requires an explanation. Tim…

Fried Foods Are Healthy

Fried foods are healthy. Paperwork is fun. Education is harmful. Christianity is liberating. To most people all four statements are equally ridiculous. Yet in Galatians Paul repeatedly makes the claim that the fourth statement is true. He says, ‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free’ and later ‘you were called to be…

Self-Esteem – the Gospel Answer

Once upon a time there was a beautiful young woman named Cinderella. Her father died tragically in a car wreck on the A9 and left millions of pounds to Cinderella, her step-mother, and two step-sisters. In spite of the clarity of her father’s will and countless kind-hearted pleas by her step-mother, Cinderella refused to receive…

Stuck in the Rut of Church

The problem with most churches is that they view themselves as churches. As soon as the label of ‘church’ is attached to a group of people they begin to do all of the awkward things that churches do. They meet at the times that churches meet. They do the activities that churches do. They use…

Why Are There So Many Churches?

Why are there so many churches? This is a question that new Christians inevitably ask. They ask with the best of motives. After all, the answer is not obvious. With a message of love and reconciliation as powerful as the gospel, one would expect the church to look more like the Waltons than an episode…

7 Signs You’ve Set Aside Grace

Imagine you are in debt. Big debt. Your credit card bills look like an equation for an astrophysicist. You feel suffocated and afraid. You have a better chance at winning the Olympics in the high jump than paying this debt off. Suddenly the wind blows a winning lottery ticket to the pavement right in front…

A Lesson from the Ants

Here are three unrelated problems that point to a common solution. First, there is Betty. Betty works a tedious desk job for an accountant in Glasgow. She’s passionate about evangelism, falls asleep reading Fox’s Book of Martyrs, and is discouraged by her lack of involvement in missions. Second, there is Scotland; a massive bloc of…