Into The Pray – Baptism

*This is the fourth post in a seven-part blog series called Into The Pray* At the end of last week’s post, I asked a whole bunch of probing questions and provided the link to Bible Gateway so you could punch in the areas in question and then see for yourself what the Bible actually says,Continue reading “Into The Pray – Baptism”

Into The Pray – The Bride

*This is the third piece in a 7 part blog series called “Into The Pray”* Pic ‘n’ Mix The church Mairi and I have left recently are awesome in many ways. But in other ways they are not awesome. This can be said of any church as well as of ourselves personally, so this  shouldn’tContinue reading “Into The Pray – The Bride”

Into The Pray – The Church

The Revealing Spotlight of Some Might Say I have been genuinely amazed by some of the responses to our article last week. Some have said that Mairi and I are ‘unbiblical’. Some have said that we are selfish. Some have said that we’re damaging others and one person has even suggested we’re not saved. SomeContinue reading “Into The Pray – The Church”

Into The Pray – Prelude

Raw Disclaimer {No, I’ve not gone vegan, but I would like to issue a WARNING that this series is going to possibly offend or insult if you’re religious or blinkered by denominational or institutionalised forms of control. The aim of writing Into The Pray is absolutely not intending to insult or offend in any wayContinue reading “Into The Pray – Prelude”

The Valley of Achor

‘…thus says the Lord, God of Israel, ‘There are devoted things in your midst O Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the devoted things from among you.’ (Joshua 7:13) It can be painfully frustrating to read through the accounts of the people of Israel. They seem to make the mostContinue reading “The Valley of Achor”

Albania

A chicken and gherkin sandwich, a mozzarella and tomato salad, some crackers, one of those sealed tubs of airline water that you only ever see on a flight, and a surprisingly tasty chocolate mouse: We’re en route back to Edinburgh from a week’s mission trip in Albania and I’m very thankful for the packed lunchContinue reading “Albania”

Great Doors

If you look at the very end of 1 Corinthians 16, you’ll read Paul describing a spiritual reality that I believe is at the very heart of effective Christian ministry, fruitful discipleship and that is also one of the most difficult lessons to learn as we mature in faith as ‘ordinary’ men and women.

Grab a coffee or can of diet Coke or a Twix or something; I think it deserves the spotlight for 5 minutes: