CULTURE ARTICLES

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People

  Why do bad things happen to good people?” It’s a question that is asked so often, by so many; and yet it is so difficult to answer. When seeking answers to the difficult questions in life, I find it’s always helpful to turn to the Bible - our ‘plumbline’. In Matthew...

A Girl. A Healing. Her God.

A Girl. A Healing. Her God.

  At the beginning of the Transformed Series, my prayer was that it would transform each member of my family individually and that it would transform us as a family. I prayed as I went into the sessions. I was expectant of what God was going to do and each time I went...

Have Hope For Miracles

Have Hope For Miracles

  Where do you start with stories like this? Some people don’t believe you - they think you’re making the story up! But these days people are starting to ask me different questions: “How did you do it, Rita?” “Are you craving?” “Do you think you’ll ever smoke again?”...

Boring Untrue And Irrelevant

Boring Untrue And Irrelevant

“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” What a claim! And, if you believe the truth of it, could there be anything more important than your response to it? Many of us are aware that, like a puzzle with a missing piece, our lives are not quite right; not quite whole....

Future Proof Our Lives

Future Proof Our Lives

  Most people have a fascination with “what the future holds”. Perhaps it’s a desire for certainty, or maybe an ‘adapt or die’ philosophy. Businesses spend a fortune on trend forecasting to get the competitive edge. Whatever the reason, we want to know what lies...

Story Telling Today

Story Telling Today

I first met Tammy in a job interview. She was applying to be my assistant, and she told me in that interview that she and her husband, Mike, were trying to start a family. They were hoping to start their second round of fertility treatment that year, after trying for...

This Criminal’s Gratitude

This Criminal’s Gratitude

  The way the thief by the side of Jesus on the cross got into paradise looked too easy. I’m assuming you know the story. There were these two criminals who were crucified along with Jesus. And when one of them asked Jesus to go with Him to paradise, He said yes. And...

Don’t Hang Up

Don’t Hang Up

‘When you receive a call from God, you don’t hang up …’

How And Why Should I Tell Others

How And Why Should I Tell Others

The thought of telling others about our faith is uncomfortable for so many of us! We may know of the Great Commission - to go and make disciples of all men - but still, we wonder if it’s really kind, or tolerant, or loving, to try to push our faith on other people. So...

Steps To Get Closer To God

Steps To Get Closer To God

Standing in the middle of Copenhagen Airport, the international buzz of languages, shopping preferences and looks of panic between boarding gates mop the dark wooden floors. Having invested in my first bluetooth headset, I position myself right in the middle, and...