What do you think about denomination?
Here’s the fifth VLOG in the Body Zero series accompanying the groundbreaking book of the same title.
Well this is a very exciting day for us because we are able to officially release my debut book that’s been years in the making – Body Zero: Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ.
Do you ever wonder what the Church will look like when Jesus returns?
This groundbreaking, debut book is a radical call to action to prepare the Body of Christ to prepare the world for the return of the Messiah.
Partly autobiographical from major stages of my own Christian journey, partly polemic against the cultural quagmire of our times and, ultimately, pastoral to help us all to love Jesus as we should, I prayerfully commit this book now to the Church that I love.
Jesus is coming and we must get ready…because we’re not.
There are also ten teaching vlogs to accompany the book that will be released every week over the summer.
This image distresses me. (more…)
They talk about being “so heavenly minded to be of no earthly use”. I’d like to smash this myth…
…the inference of this statement is that thinking outside the supernatural order and realm of things has a limited shelf life (a little is OK but a lot isn’t) but this isn’t quite the point:
Even if one person thought about heaven (say) for 1% of their life, another thought about it for 10% and another 100%, the only real issue of concern is how that person lives as a result of their heavenly-mindedness, not the heavenly-mindedness per se.
Applying heavenly-mindedness is the real challenge not thinking of heaven less. We must close the gap between what we say we believe and how we live.
The Apostle Paul said, “For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain”. (Philippians 1:21). His heavenly-mindedness was so pervasive that he actually would have preferred to die (and be Christ) than remain in the body (without Him). But his extreme heavenly-mindedness also included the mentality of how to best apply this preference…ie in this case to remain with the Philippian church for their “progress in the faith” (Philippians 1:25).
I don’t know about you but, by the grace of God, I will be more heavenly minded into 2019 than I have ever been…
“Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God”
~ Jim Elliot
Give me a man in love; he knows what I mean. Give me one who yearns; give me one who is hungry; give me one far away in this desert, who is thirsty and sighs for the spring of the Eternal country. Give me that sort of man; he knows what I mean. But if I speak to a cold man, he just does not know what I am talking about.”
Please give me two minutes:
Jesus died for you…
…Because He loves you wildly.
He died for you because (more…)
Mairi and I are chuffed to be part of the hard-core of this new Jesus Fields gathering, of Word, Spirit and Mission. The book of Acts. Both/And. Absolutely everything. The fullness.
The dislocated union of promiscuous wife and distraught husband is the most powerful picture in the entire Bible. No other poetic device or theme comes as close to conveying the smitten and lovingly-steadfast heart of God. In short, the juxtaposition of adultery and fidelity – God-amnesia and Jesus-fascination – is the premier theme of all Holy Writ. (more…)
Have you ever ordered more pizza than you needed? Like me, you probably tried to eat it all because you’d spent the money but also had some tasty cold pizza left over for breakfast the next day.
Blogging through our Song of Solomon series has been a little like this for me: far too much for one or two or even three sittings but tasting better every time I return for more – often after significant indigestion. (more…)