What's in a single word, and what is lost in its replacement? In the church creeds, the word 'catholic' may need to be explained to those who are unfamiliar with its use, but it is a word rich in meaning, history, and connection to our faith - connection the young people yearn for.
My life seems calm and pretty. But below the rippling surface, there are strong undercurrents flowing in different directions, pushing against each other, overlapping and dragging me with them... With one word from Christ, the raging sea became calm. How much more will my heart find peace in Him?
Let's have an honest and fair discussion about some of the responses to young Christians thinking about a life singleness, and why they might be important or unhelpful reactions.
God is not unmoved by, nor ignorant of, our pain. He knows deeply the hurt that we feel, and He cares deeply about it.
There is a disillusionment toward the church today which can only be mended by authentic and Christ-centred community. When I saw that community in action, I saw the Kingdom of God on earth.
It can be very difficult for me to read my bible sometimes. My mind races at a million miles an hour, and even when all distractions are put away, I am so very easily distracted. It has taken me about a month just to read three chapters of Ephesians in my devotion time. Sometimes I... Continue Reading →