We Are Gomer

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 beenContinue reading “We Are Gomer”

Hewn Husband: “Come back!”

It’s impossible to journey through the book of Hosea in a casual way. You would never slip into your favourite flip flops to start an ascent of Arthur’s Seat and neither can we receive from this book what we’re meant to receive without the serious footwear of meditation and prayer. There are many lows inContinue reading “Hewn Husband: “Come back!””

Hosea 4-10: Facing Our Adultery

Mount Hosea Over the last few weeks I’ve been studying the book of Hosea which I’ve likened to a world-class expedition up Mount Everest. As I’ve read and thought,  it’s been as though the air has been getting thinner and basic, cognitive movement noticeably harder.

Hosea: History, Style, Theology (Intro)

Letters on a Page Thinking/praying about the historical, theological and literary contexts of biblical passages is pretty darn important if your hope is to grow in love for God. How come? Well, have you ever thought why it is that God decided to make the primary medium of His Self-disclosure to us to be throughContinue reading “Hosea: History, Style, Theology (Intro)”

Hosea: The Left Ventricle of God

Whispers of Love Do you have a favourite bible verse, a favourite biblical character or a favourite passage that means everything to you following Jesus – something like a life verse, maybe?

The Gay Cake Debate

It’s almost two years since I’ve written anything at length around the subject of marriage. Back in June 2013 I was compelled to put something together by way of a response to the (at that time) proposed redefinition of marriage. Since then, March 29th 2014 has come and gone, with relatively little upset in orContinue reading “The Gay Cake Debate”

Care Scotland

Spending time with my friend @theoweir at @carescot has been a breath of fresh air in recent months. Stuart heads up the Scottish arm of Care, based in Glasgow. In working with these guys, I have had my eyes opened to the valuable difference being made in parliament by Christians who want to influence ourContinue reading “Care Scotland”

Jesus and Marriage

I was asked to write a blog article recently for the wesbite of the church that I work for but unfortunately the subject I chose upset several people and resulted in attitudes and accusations toward me, amongst others, of being homophobic. The blog article is pasted underneath this one and has subsequently been taken downContinue reading “Jesus and Marriage”