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Should You Buy A New iPhone?

Should I buy an iPhone 12? Considering my own financial situation, this question is purely academic. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a question we should thoughtfully consider. We are...

A Eulogy To Friendship

In April the song Forgive Me Friend by Smith & Thell went viral. Listening to the lyrics brought an old post to mind. That post was about the inevitability that...

The Pastor's Wife: Limited Resources And Church Culture

In my first post on the pastor’s wife I pushed back against the authority that is often extended to the pastor’s wife, simply because of her association with the pastor....

3 Marks Of Christian Maturity From Hebrews 5

As a father, I spend a lot of time with a four year old. And I’ve remarked to many that he talks a lot about growing up. He often refers...

Is Your Church A Cruise Liner Or A Racing Yacht?

Long before my suspicion of maritime analogies, I remember preaching on Ephesians 4 and using the crew of a boat to illustrate a common church problem. I argued that very...

It Is Not Enough To Be 'Bible Believing'

Two weeks back I finished off my series exploring how Christians ought to think about the Sabbath commandment. In the final post I shared some reflections from 1 Thessalonians 1...

The Pastor's Wife: Marriage And Ministry

A few weeks back I wrote an article on the pastor’s wife. In it I made two very simple points. The first criticised the unbiblical emphasis that is often placed...

The Sabbath in 1 Thessalonians And Acts 17

Last year I presented a short homily on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Chances are if you’ve ever heard a sermon or study on 1 Thessalonians then you’re aware that some of...

The Word Of Faith And The Power Of Words

In 2017 I preached on what is widely known as the word of faith movement. Though many more names could be added to this list, the most popular advocates for...