God and Social Distancing

Posted by & filed under Articles.

What does God think about social distancing? Might seem a strange question, but we actually think he might have a fair bit to say! Here's a video we've made to explore that idea and find some hope in the middle of it all.

How would Jesus vote?

Posted by & filed under Articles.

posted byDave Criddle25 Nov 2019 When one of my colleagues heard I was writing this blog post, he asked me if I’d be calling it, “Where would Jesus put His cross?” The answer, of course, is no! This is not a party political blog post, not trying to sway people to vote in one direction... Read more »

Reputation vs Reality

Posted by & filed under Articles.

posted byDave Criddle7 November 2019 What happens when a reputation doesn’t match the reality? Maybe it’s the celebrity scandal, where someone’s true colours show. Or riding on the coattails of yesterday’s success, even though things aren’t going so well anymore. Or those parts of us we know aren’t true anymore, but nobody else has realised... Read more »

Commandment 7. adultery

Posted by & filed under Articles.

No adulterythe commandments. today. The seventh commandment is a clear call for faithfulness in relationships, a faithfulness that goes simply beyond marital relationships, but is about the state of our hearts.  ‘Neither shall you commit adultery.’ (Deuteronomy 5:18) The Big Idea Harmonious community living was a necessity for the Israelites, meaning that the sanctity of... Read more »

Commandment 6. murder

Posted by & filed under Articles.

No murderthe commandments. today. As we carry on our series of posts on the 10 Commandments, we come to one that, honestly, most of us will feel as though we have kept: ‘You shall not murder.’ (Deuteronomy 5:17) The Big Idea This one seems pretty simple. Murder is murder, and it is wrong. So the... Read more »

Commandment 5. parents

Posted by & filed under Articles.

Parentsthe commandments. today. The fifth commandment marks a slight turning point in the Ten Commandments, as it begins a series of commands that focus more specifically on human relationships, beginning with an imperative to honour parental figures in our lives. Honour your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, so that... Read more »

Commandment 4. sabbath

Posted by & filed under Articles.

sabbaththe commandments. today. Welcome back to our series exploring the 10 Commandments as part of our 'Choose Life' Deuteronomy series. Today we come to the fourth commandment, all about Sabbath: ‘Observe the sabath day and keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.’ (Deuteronomy 5:12) The Big Idea The 10 Commandments are often... Read more »

Commandment 3. God’s name

Posted by & filed under Articles.

God's namethe commandments. today. Welcome back to our 10 Commandment series from Deuteronomy. The third commandment reminds us of the power that lies behind God’s name, and is a warning that we should not use this flippantly. ‘You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who... Read more »

Commandment 2. no idols

Posted by & filed under Articles.

No idolsthe commandments. today. Welcome to our second instalment of looking at the 10 Commandments of Deuteronomy, and what it means to live by them today. Today, the second commandment: ‘You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth... Read more »