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Bible, vlog

NEW Body Zero VLOG Series


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Jesus is preparing His Body to be be able to prepare the world for His soon return – a radical Messianic preparation is underway. Where are you at?

Here’s the first of our ten-part VLOG series providing a little more nuance and tone for each of the ten chapters from the hard-hitting Body Zero book.

Why not study with a friend or even in a small group?

You can grab your books HERE

new book, writing

What I Learnt From Walking Away From a Mainstream Publisher


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Body Zero – Radical Preparation For the Return of Christ” has been out for almost one month now. It’s been an exhausting and exhilarating month of social media, events, packaging, daily trips to the Post Office and…a gradual easing into rest.

As though the finest cut of meat has been grilled, released from the fire and now sitting under a tin-foil canopy unto something like imperfect perfection, my very best is just being served as Body Zero does the rounds. Here’s what I learnt:

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Reading, Theology

Recapture the Wonder


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I’m reading this jolly good book in my lunch-times at the moment – Recapture the Wonder by Ravi Zacharias.

At the beginning, Ravi focuses on an ancient theory from Plato who believed that all philosophy began with wonder until it was replaced by knowledge – that there is a world of difference between belief and knowledge:

Plato said, ‘belief was the position of a child; knowledge was that of an adult.’

Zacharias replies to Plato’s theory with this:

Can it not be our hope as well that the shadows and beliefs of our childhood become only greater and more wonderful when dispelled by knowledge? Can there not be a reality where the mere world of fantasy is superceded by the fantastically true?

He’s pointing us of course to our daily waking reality as followers of Jesus which is meant to be thoroughly infused with wonder and knowledge together (imagine a diagonally ascending line from left to right where X is knowledge and Y is wonder).

Like me, you may have secretly wandered into a wardrobe as a child, shut the door quietly behind you and gently reached out to touch the back, longing for it not to be there. As your finger tips touched the thin splintered back, the crashing knowledge that the fern cones and snow weren’t really there felt genuinely gutting, only compounded by a brand new sense of your own ‘silliness’ as your childhood dreaming began to drift across Plato’s bridge to the cul-de-sac of adult knowledge.

But both little children and big adults can be reminded again of the truth that the Kingdom within really will be like a ‘magic’ Kingdom without – to touch and taste and see; that this suspension bridge of other-worldly, gospel hope is more than sufficient for the wonder of belief to thrive side by side the ‘knowledge’ of our enchanted here and now.