religion

Church, Culture, Mental Health, Theology

Joker: The Best Film I’ve Ever Seen?


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I nearly didn’t go because I’d heard that it was pretty “gritty” and that – like The Blair Witch Project in 1999 – some guys in America had left the cinema because they couldn’t handle the intensity of what they were watching.

Still, wooed by curiosity and the acting excellence of Joaquin Phoenix, I decided to head to the cinema to give it a try.

How was it then that Joker transpired to be arguably the most powerful film I’ve ever seen?  (more…)

music, Music and Song

Are You Saved?


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A couple of weeks ago, my friend Gareth Hides released his album Rescue as his third music project in recent years, following on from a couple of shorter EPs and a debut album in 2014.

I’ve met Gareth a couple of times in person and been Facebook friends for the last five years so I know that he is a man after God’s heart. This is why I wanted to get his album straight away now plug the heck out of it.

This blog is not a review of the album in any way but I will say two things: if you a) like Keith Green and b) want to be refreshed by the backstory, lyrical directness and production quality of an album, this will cap your weekend with joy and you should go and buy it immediately!

I met with Gareth last week and asked him a few questions: (more…)

Eschatology, Evangelism, Jesus, Theology

What Do You Think of Jesus?


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Jesus. You might love Him. You might hate Him. You might reduce Him to fanciful notion and religious crutch. Jesus. Regardless, I have come to find Him to be irresistibly, insatiably and authentically Who He said He was: the Way, the Truth and the Life – the only reconciling way to know and embrace the Father. Jesus. Very God of Very God. His loving Presence unmistakeable, incomparable. His eternal, infinite reality transcendent over everything physical and emotional and spiritual, making perfect sense of our incomprehensible smallness. Jesus. He is Sanity in anxiety; He is all substance found in faith. I don’t think we really know what it means to abide in Him; I don’t think we really know what it means to pray. So much of life and so much of “church” conspires against these bread and butter inheritances. Some wittingly some unwittingly. Either way, I believe God wants to revive us through tears. No man lives via bread alone. Check out my vlog on prayer via my author’s page here and, if you haven’t already, grab a copy of Body Zero by clicking here.

Is there more to life than this? Heck yes. The supernatural life of a disciple of Christ… enough wasted time. We need to be radically prepared for His return.

Bible, Eschatology, Theology
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What do you think about denomination?

Here’s the fifth VLOG in the Body Zero series accompanying the groundbreaking book of the same title.

You can buy the book here and view the videos here

Theology

It Is Written (A Response to Marty Sampson & Joshua Harris)


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This week I was stirred to offer a word from Romans 14 and Galatians 3 for those who find themselves worried or anxious – or speechless – following the recent news that Joshua Harris and Marty Sampson aren’t that bothered about Jesus at the moment.

If it was good enough at the beginning, it will be good enough at the end: “It is written…”

We’re living in days, and dealing with issues, in which videos that are only sixty or ninety seconds long won’t necessarily cut it. Therefore, in this video you’ll need your Bible and 25 minutes.

*Please share with a mate

 

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

Eschatology, new book

Body Zero: Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ


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In just a few weeks from now, on July 1st 2019, we will be releasing a brand new book called Body Zero – Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ.

The book is both polemic and pastoral, provocative and inspiring and, ultimately, it is a forerunning word for the Body of Christ at this compromised and confused time in history.

Please stay tuned over the next few weeks for info about how to get hold of your copy, including access to ten bespoke vlogs to accompany the book.You can sign-up here to join our mailing list.

As we love and follow Jesus, what if everything is just about to change?