holiness reviewed

By |2013-08-02T21:33:32+00:00July 9th, 2013|coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

The Utter Relief of Holiness written by John Eldredge, brought to us by Hodder & Stoughton, is a 3 star read. What a relief it would be to be set free from all that plagues us -- the inner struggle with anger, or contempt... the habitual sins. Is such an experience possible? John Eldredge believes it is. He seeks to  show readers how they can be that free through the healing work of Christ in their lives. It begins, he says, when we discover what the salvation of Jesus Christ means for our own restoration and that holiness is an expression of the [...]

mistrust and suspicion

By |2013-05-07T14:24:10+00:00May 2nd, 2013|church life, discipleship, leadership, theology|

are not holy things! I'm really appreciating the new chapter of anglican ministry we are now in. Early in his time as Archbishop Justin spoke at a conference of diocesan lay chairs. He spoke of the inevitablity of leadership circles, and the temptation to go into closed environments where decisions are made. He challenged for openness. ++Justin spoke of many of the big issues in society, but the one that resonated with me was the way that polarisation happens in a culture of mistrust. It is assumed that if one person is in favour of something they must be bitterly against everything else. “If [...]

more than a few patches…

By |2012-08-30T16:15:37+00:00August 30th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

........in our holiness! so here's some exerpts that have started to inspire and challenge, in equal measure:- from Kevin DeYoung's newest writing:- The Hole in Our Holiness “Not only is holiness the goal of your redemption, it is necessary for your redemption. Now before you sound the legalist alarm, tie me up by my own moral bootstraps, and feed my carcass to the Galatians, we should see what Scripture has to say. . . . It’s the consistent and frequent teaching of the Bible that those whose lives are marked by habitual ungodliness will not go to heaven. To find acquittal [...]