Monthly Archives: May 2012

It’s Friday…

Another bit from ‘The Ordinary Hero’ (Tim Chester) that’s got me thinking is how he talks about the cross not just being the pattern for Christian discipleship (which I guess is a relatively conventional idea) but also the pattern of … Continue reading

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A 5min sermon for Pentecost Sunday – Ezekiel 37:1-14

I wrote this for the 8am communion service at church. …………………………………………………………………….. Right, is there anyone here who’s seen the Lion King? Anyone? Yup, a few… Ok. Well, maybe you’ll remember that there’s a place that Simba is told NEVER to … Continue reading

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Piper on the Calvary road

Epic quotation from Mr. Piper that I’m ripping off from Tim Chester’s ‘The Ordinary Hero’: What a tragic waste when people turn away from the Calvary road of love and suffering. All the riches of the glory of God in … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on co-dependency

Someone pointed me towards some resources on co-dependency a few weeks ago with the comment ‘I never knew what this was, but then I read this stuff and thought “this sounds just like me!”‘ [NB: co-dependency is misleadingly named – … Continue reading

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Where’s your life-horizon? [AKA: Never mind where *your* life-horizon is – chuck it and go for Jesus’ life-horizon instead!]

We’re still working through John with the students at church, and yesterday we made it to John 17, one of my all-time favourite chapters. (OK, I know I say that about a lot of chapters of the Bible…I just have … Continue reading

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