Let us Conspire

Let us Conspire

What follows is in no way an affirmation of doing anything violent or illegal. In fact, quite the opposite. The following is a dictionary definition of the word “conspiracy” or “conspire”: To plan together secretly to commit an illegal or wrongful act or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.  1. To join or act … Continue reading

Can I Trust?

Can I Trust?

Here’s a question I’ve been asked many times, by many different people. The words I am going to use are a paraphrase as each individual who shares their hearts with me uses their own language for their particular situations; yet the questions are often very similar when you break them down. The question is: how … Continue reading

Transformation and Shadow Spotting

Transformation and Shadow Spotting

“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do no notice the log that is in your own eye?” Matt 7:3 NASB. Most people have read this text as being about sin and our need not to judge. Which is very true, but there are other layers of truths to … Continue reading

A Contradiction of Truths

A Contradiction of Truths

I am learning in my life to let go of the apparent contradictions. This I believe is the result of my ability to let go of theological paradoxes, which has in turn created a space where I can let go of paradoxes in my own life. Allow me to develop this a little further. So … Continue reading

Intended for More than Relief

Intended for More than Relief

What if the reasons we go to church actually perpetuates problems and doesn’t really help us get better? Studies have found most people go to church for a couple of reasons: they always have and it’s a habit based on an obligatory belief that somehow going to church is the right thing to do and … Continue reading

Does Your God Need to Be Fired?

Does Your God Need to Be Fired?

What if the God that you have given your life to, trusted in, and believed would bless and take care of – what if that God didn’t exist? I remember in the early days of my experience in the Twelve Steps, I was asked by a long-time member what my God was like. In the … Continue reading

When You Know Better, You Do Better?

When You Know Better, You Do Better?

There is no question that ignorance can harm us; but I’m not sure knowing better is necessarily equated to doing better. When we are ignorant of something, we simply don’t know and we act in accordance. A great example is how in the first half of the 20th century doctors would recommend cigarettes to help … Continue reading

Do You Mean, “Yes”?

Do You Mean, “Yes”?

There is a passage in Scripture that says not to swear by anything on the earth or the heavens, but let your “yes” be “yes” and your “no” be “no”. (James 5:12) I think one of the fundamental blocks most people struggle with is the desire to be a selfless person; and yet as a … Continue reading

Off the Cliff of Surrender

Off the Cliff of Surrender

For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I am a proponent of the Twelve Steps. The more I surrender my life to God through them, the more I realise they are the essence of the message of Christ. March being the third month of … Continue reading

God Stories

God Stories

God is active in every story, and as such, He is often the invisible Character. Part of being a follower of Christ is becoming more and more acutely aware that God is a part of every aspect of our lives. That God is moving, crafting us, showing us grace and mercy; that God is with … Continue reading