The biblical metaphor of the church as a ‘bride’ is a rather awkward one… However, the thing about metaphors is that they are used to highlight a particular aspect of the illustration…
Category Archive: Communal Christianity
When I first wrote this and posted it on Facebook it created quite a stir. This illustrated two things: 1. We really do value rights more highly than responsibilities, and 2. a valid point can be destroyed by a poorly chosen illustration!
This pastoral passage was first written for LRBC on December 20 2015. For many years Christmas has not […]
I once heard the ridiculous story of an Eastern Orthodox church that prided itself in its possession of a large and ornate Bible…
What is the most important work of a pastor? And will you join in that work?
A brief word on a neglected but central aspect of the role of the Holy Spirit within Christ’s churches.
There are many stories about Christians who have suffered incredible wrongs, yet have been able to offer forgiveness. You could rightly wonder how they manage to do it.
There seem to be three kinds of people in the world, who each react differently to being wronged.