Jul 30 2018
The White Flag Of GraceReading Time: 5 minutes
The subject of God’s grace permeates every aspect of the Gospel, giving it weight and power. The saving acts of God, due to the work of Jesus on the cross and Jesus’ resurrection from the dead bring reconciliation (“atonement”) between people and God. This is why the Gospel is described as a message of hope for the whole world (Luke 14:15-24).
The word ‘grace’ itself is described by one author as “the last, best word” in English, remaining…
Jul 09 2018
True ReligionReading Time: 5 minutes
Religion is defined as “a cultural system of designated behaviours and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organisations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.”
Yet, there is no actual consensus among scholars as to what precisely constitutes a religion.
Nearly 85% of the world’s population identifies as being religious, claiming affiliation with one of the five largest religions; Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism or forms of folk religion. These different religions all have distinct rules,…
Jul 02 2018
Building ResilienceReading Time: 4 minutes
Resilience can sometimes be mistaken for indifference, unaccountability or emotional disconnection but in reality, resilience is the complete opposite of these things. It is the ability to truly face reality, to be responsible for our actions and to be emotionally vulnerable, if necessary. It is the inner strength that enables us to bounce back after facing unexpected challenges or setbacks. Resilience can be equated to mental fortitude and it lives in the small moments, as…
May 07 2018
Abraham | Father Of The FaithfulReading Time: 6 minutes
I heard a sermon recently about the life of Abraham and it got me thinking a lot about the man, his life and the choices that he made. There are very good reasons why he’s described in the Bible as “the father of the faithful” (Romans 4:12) and “the friend of God”.
It’s worthwhile considering these two great epitaphs about a man who provides so much inspiration and encouragement for our own lives today.
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