“When will you trust me?”

I seem to have developed a habit of wrestling with God. It sounds like a ridiculous idea on paper, perfectly preposterous. A six foot tall marginally overweight man against the creator of the universe isn’t very good odds is it? But I seem to be doing it a lot more...

Acknowledge your battle

“James, you look like you’re fighting against yourself all the time.” I was told this once by a friend in my home group. I knew the moment he said it – and beforehand in all honesty – it was true. I seem to be fighting with myself a lot at the moment. Someone...

Heaven or hell – which are you building?

Have you ever had one of those ‘eye-opening’ moments? Those moments where something that maybe you knew as head knowledge, or had heard from someone, but didn’t really get, became clear to you? When you suddenly got it. I like to call them ‘oh yeah’ moments. Because...

Twitter-God? Reflections on social networking & church

Whilst away at Greenbelt two issues that raised their heads were the issue of sabbath and its role in my life, and also social networking and worship. I went to a good discussion between four prominent Christian tweeters including @vickybeeching and @drbexl, and just...

Reflections on Greenbelt 2011

I’ve now been back from Greenbelt for three or four days, and had sufficient time to digest what happened over that weekend and what God was doing. Greenbelt was the first time I’d really been away on my own. Although whilst I was there I was blessed to...