Waiting on the Lord

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A Necessary Ingredient The average person throughout their lifetime spends five years waiting. This might be waiting in lines, at the traffic lights, in a doctor’s surgery, and so on. That is a lot of … Read More

Finding Hope in the Kingdom of God

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Ireland has over 30,000 castles spread throughout its countryside. Some of these castles are small and subtle while others are overstated, built as a kind of shrine to the conquering king. Today, you can still … Read More

Anxiety and the Gospel

anxiety and the gospel

Why aren’t my faithful plans being protected? This week I had an exam. My well laid study plans were beginning to unravel and I was becoming anxious and annoyed.“What about God?” I thought, “Didn’t he … Read More

Reclaiming Your Awe for the Gospel

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Losing your Awe for the Gospel The first time I saw the ‘The Passion of the Christ’ by Mel Gibson, I had a uniquely jarring experience. I arrived at the cinema with a number of … Read More

How to Overcome the Pattern of the World

Genesis 19 and The Hard Reality of Soft Power “But Lot Lingered…” (Genesis 19:16). There could be no more tragic words in the Bible. Lot had overcome nothing. Even though Lot knew God was going … Read More

Help me! I’m losing control!

Letting your Father handle the situation The Lord Jesus lived his life at all times by the assumption that his Father was handling the situation. He lived his life at all times with the belief … Read More

3 Dangerous Misconceptions about Faith

Misconception #1 Faith is a mysterious force. Some think of faith as a force, as a mind-over-matter phenomenon. Some think it’s in the actual act of believing that something has the effect of making it … Read More

Walking Faithfully through Trials

Walking Faithfully Through Trials

Trials of Various Kinds Someone once said that life is a classroom, that life teaches you the greatest lessons. I will never forget when my family had to face one of life’s toughest exams. It … Read More