What Do You Think of Jesus?

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 theContinue reading “What Do You Think of Jesus?”

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

Bishop Michael Curry: Miracle Donkey or Whore Mule?

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 HolyContinue reading “Bishop Michael Curry: Miracle Donkey or Whore Mule?”

Carried Along (5 minute study of 2 Peter 3)

I was reading 2 Peter earlier this morning in the ESV as I leaned in to God for a cuddle.  A phrase struck me that I found immediately vivid and helpful: Right at the beginning of the letter in 1:21, Peter refers to the human writers of Scripture who were “carried along” by the HolyContinue reading “Carried Along (5 minute study of 2 Peter 3)”

Ready: Introduction

What’s This All About? Most of you who read Firebrand Notes on even a semi-regular basis will know that about eighteen months ago we produced a film/music project called Jesus Come. Not only were Mairi and I really pleased with the way the project turned out, we passionately believe in the message that it carries:Continue reading “Ready: Introduction”

Into The Pray – The Bride

*This is the third piece in a 7 part blog series called “Into The Pray”* Pic ‘n’ Mix The church Mairi and I have left recently are awesome in many ways. But in other ways they are not awesome. This can be said of any church as well as of ourselves personally, so this  shouldn’tContinue reading “Into The Pray – The Bride”