Category Archives: Discipleship

Cynicism vs soup.

Every time I start to write about prayer, I stop praying. And then I have to stop writing. It’s happened at least three times now. I guess it’s a bit like how, the moment you think you’ve cracked humility, you … Continue reading

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Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned…

I’ve struggled at various times with what ‘sin’ really means. I wrote about it a few years ago, in ‘Reclaiming sin for myself‘ and ‘Sexual guilt, and how to do it better‘. But in the last few months, everything has … Continue reading

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A rally of extremists?

In the sort of Christianity I grew up with, offending people was not a problem. The gospel is offensive, we’d say – it’s offensive to people’s pride to say that we all need rescuing, it’s offensive to a relativist cultural philosophy to … Continue reading

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Jesus needs me.

  Once upon a time, God needed a donkey. It sounds like the start of an ancient fable, perhaps a story of origins or a long forgotten myth from a time when people believed in talking beasts and warring gods. … Continue reading

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7 lessons of a silenced extrovert.

In the two months since the last time I wrote anything, many significant things have happened – more than can be healthy, really. But among the life-changing events, one significant thing risks being forgotten (when in fact, it sparked a few … Continue reading

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To the man who gave me a note on the tube.

You know, I’m often conscious of what people might be thinking when I read my Bible on the tube. I wonder what they assume about me, about what I believe, about how I act. I wonder if they feel sorry … Continue reading

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I’m not 15 any more.

A quarter of a century. That’s how old this I became a couple of weeks ago. Twenty-five whole years survived. Apparently it’s old enough to make me nostalgic, because my Spotify playlist recently looks like it’s come straight out of 2005. (Admittedly, … Continue reading

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