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The Telescope of Faith

‘When you have a telescope, you can look through the wrong end (which makes everything look much further away than it is). Or you can look through the right end, and the distance is compressed for a moment. Too many of us have the telescope of faith turned the wrong way round, and Christ looks…

Christian Ethics 1.1

‘There is no human being you will ever meet, no matter however wounded, disordered, or evil, no matter their theology, style of worship, or ways of thinking who was not created by the God we love. Any culture – nation, denomination, city, church, or family – that leads us to treat someone otherwise is seducing…

The Assurance of Psalm 23

‘When our hearts deceive us with the lie that God is distant, when we begin to wonder if our sorrows are unseen or our sins disqualifying, we can cling to the assurance of Psalm 23: “even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are…

Praying the Psalms

“The psalms are given to us as a divine pedagogy for our affections—God’s way of reshaping our desires and perceptions so that they learn to lament in the right things and take joy in the right things.” Mark Vroegop, Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament.

Link of the Week: PEP Talk Podcast with Ed Shaw

Why are we afraid of talking about sexuality, especially when sharing our faith? Probably because many people today see religion as oppressive to their sexuality, and, by extension, their personal identity. However, today’s guest suggests that marriage and sexuality is one of the quickest routes into telling people about how much Jesus loves them and…