I was driving past a low cost housing project and saw a number of large stones/rocks along the side of the road. I couldn’t make out where they might have come from, and so my mind wandered off to our country’s turbulent past where stone throwing at others was commonplace. It also reminded me that stone throwing was a thing that God commanded in the Old Testament to rid the community of sin. Seems quite brutal doesn’t it!
Then along came Jesus and He said that if your hand causes you to sin, chop it off; if your eye causes you to sin, then pluck it out. I look at this and I think, oh my hat, this is hectic. Quite shockingly though, this is quite prevalent in some countries of the world today. If you get caught stealing something small, they chop off a finger. If it is something big, then off comes the hand. On the whole, the community benefits because there is reduced crime. Read the rest of this entry
If you’re reading the title and are experiencing a sense of de-ja-vu, then quite honestly, you’re giving away your age. But unlike the movie of the same title, this story centres around the lives of real people, and how their silences can be a place of healing for others.
So this is my wife’s first ever blog. I’ve been telling her for months to blog the stuff that she writes, but life has just gotten in the way. We regularly proof-read each other’s communication and as I re-read this “article”, I again told her that this must get out there into the world because people need to read this. Alas; here it is at last. Enjoy!
If you reckon you got what it takes to drive a ten second car, then apply right here. Whoever said that being a missionary had to be dull! And if you don’t fancy the idea of being some strange dude’s dinner, but wouldn’t mind kicking it over after smashing into a brick wall at breakneck speeds, then the mission-field of street racing might just be for you. There is one catch though; You gotta love Jesus.
When I was younger there was this Rolux Magnum advert on TV promoting the latest lawn mower, where two bands of people were mowing through the tall grasses of Africa when they stumble across each other. The one comments to the other “Dr Livingstone I presume!” And that has always stuck with me as the classic example of a missionary; some white guy sweating it out in some foreign country. And he wasn’t even one of them that got eaten. But that’s the image that I had.
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… before speaking on behalf of God? If there is but one thing and it is the ONLY thing that you take away from this blog, know now that God is not angry with you, your brother, your sister, your mother, your father, your auntie, uncle, cousin, neighbour, or friend. For that matter then, He’s not angry with the world. So please, please, please, do not go watch Legion and believe that this is an accurate reflection of things to come.
Now I’m probably preaching to the converted as they would say, but you know people who may actually believe this. So here’s a few Biblical bullets to put in that gun of yours when you need to fire away at them.
Read this from the Family Policy Institute.
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Arlene and I have just returned from Washington DC in the US where we attended Family Research Council’s 4th Annual Values Voter Summit at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel.
Some of America’s most prominent pro-family leaders spoke at the Summit focussing on the relentless attacks against the sanctity of life, the family and America’s Christian heritage.
Deception is evident everywhere – driven mainly by the liberal secular humanistic media obsessed with obliterating from the public square anything remotely connected to Biblical Christianity. Read the rest of this entry