How does following Jesus change us? What is it that we mean exactly when we say the Christian community is called to be a ‘holy’ people? What makes us unique or different in the world? Mark’s Gospel tells us that James and John lobbied Jesus to squeeze their way into power positions in the Kingdom….

Meet Tertullian – a theologian of the late 2nd/early 3rd century. He spent most of his life in the African city of Carthage – modern day Tunisia – where he was trained and educated as a lawyer. He had a keen legal mind communicating with the smooth, precise language of the courtroom. He was also…

Preparing for a talk I’ll be giving this afternoon on Genesis 18:1-15, I stumbled across some interesting insights from the text. I thought to share them with you this morning: For one, the Lord appears to Abraham in the form of three persons. Its an interesting decision on God’s part to arrive at Abraham’s camp…

“While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles […]Then Peter said, “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being…

As many of you know, yesterday was National Day of Prayer. Prayer is a deep-seated habit and discipline in the Christian church. In prayer, we are invited to align ourselves with the direction and will of God. Here’s a simple, thought-provoking article from the people at Relevant Magazine’s Blog. Check out the link to read…

Everyone, meet Clement. We call him Clement of Alexandria so that we don’t confuse him with the other Clement – Clement of Rome. Clement was born into a family far removed from the Christian faith. He grew up with the language and myth of Greco-Roman Paganism but it left him spiritually hungry. He converted to…

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