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Hosea, Marriage, Theology

We Are Gomer


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This is the seventh and final post that I’m going to do on the book of Hosea. But seventh in the series though it may be, I want to treat it as though it is the first and the last.

Layered over the timeless theology of this minor Prophet’s book, and this series, has been a certain amount of poetic thought. I hope it’s been clear; I hope it’s been helpful.

But, in just a few paragraphs, what is the message of Hosea? (more…)

Prayer

Back in May


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It was back in May 2014 that I wrote a blog article called Sirens and Buses

If you’ve read that you’ll know that I’d planned to write more about the primary model of prayer that Jesus gives us in the New Testament – lengthy, lonely, lingering prayer with the Father.

Over the next few days, I’m going to take those three ‘Ls’ and attempt to show why they’re so vitally important for a vibrant life of faith as a lover of Jesus. My hope is that looking more closely at prayer like this will catalyse love for God in a new way. (more…)