How to let go of outrage in 2022

I don’t know if its been exactly the same for you, but I think the last three years worth of January’s have been a real mixed bag. By the 20th January 2020, we’d had big trouble in Iraq, Harry & Meghan had decided to step back from Royal duties, and Australia had experienced devastating bush…

Santa, God and the never ending cycle of nostalgia.

I’m currently writing a series of blog posts tackling the strange and sometimes ridiculous world of Christian belief. I’m not addressing any of our core beliefs; instead, this series is about things that creep into the sidelines of consciousness. In this case, I’m writing about the idea that God is like Santa for grown-ups. All…

Who does your Christian leader submit to?

This month I’ve been writing a series based on your experiences of bad theology. People who read my blog sent me themes to write about which were linked to things they’ve been told, or negative experiences that hurt them. Today’s blog came from a reader who asked whether it was ok for Christian leaders to…

God so loved his animals, he built them an ark: Beliefs about pets in heaven.

I’m currently writing a series of blog posts tackling the strange and sometimes ridiculous world of Christian belief. I’m not addressing any of our core beliefs; instead, this series is about things that creep into the sidelines of consciousness. Please remember I don’t claim to be a theologian, and so while you’re reading my thoughts,…

Dear God, why do you take the people we love?

A short while ago, I posted on social media about writing blog posts based on your experiences of bad theology, and I was thrilled to receive stories from you and ideas of things I could cover. Most were interesting to research and write about, but one topic was offered, which came from someone’s experience that…

God doesn’t care where you park… and other encouragements

“So, although it’s said that Elijah commanded fire from heaven, that Jesus drove demons out of people and that Peter’s shadow healed someone, I promise you that it’s not the same as praying for easy traffic. There’s no magic prayer or chant that makes stuff like that happen. There’s only God and your commitment to asking God to show you what you should be seeing, praying, doing, and indeed blessing in your life.”

Hello from me!

Before we move on to a new topic I wanted to say a quick hello to you all. Take a look at the video to find out what’s coming next.

One simple encouragement about your money

“…But don’t be discouraged; the good news is that if you make a positive step today, you’re doing about as well as me, which is just about as good as everyone else. You’re no better or worse.”