Spiritual value and mandating what Jesus doesn’t

We are currently going through a series in Matthew’s gospel. This past Sunday, we reached a section that included Jesus eating with tax collectors and

On the argument to pastoral concerns

I am often unsure what to make of people, faced with teaching from scripture, want to encourage us to consider the “pastoral implications”. Whether it

Why should we bother serving?

There are all sorts of reasons to serve in the local church. It is easy to serve in things that we enjoy but there are

Don’t make the Christian life harder than Jesus does

One of the problems with writing a daily blog is idea generation. My answer to this problem, much of the time, is to turn to

Stop calling faithfulness a sacrifice

We need to stop calling obedience and faithfulness to the commands of Christ “sacrifice”. There, I said it. It is not sacrifice to do what

The problem with slippery slope arguments

I’m not on twitter, as I previously mentioned here, but that still doesn’t stop some of it still getting through. My friend, Dave Williams, posted

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