[By Tara Jane] She sat third row from the back. “Stay and have a cup of tea and continue in fellowship”, the service leader encouraged. She looked left hopefully, but the family there were already chatting with people in the next row. She turned right, but the young guy had already scurried off. She looked… Continue reading 4 truths to combat loneliness at church
Mid toil and tribulation, and tumult of her war, she waits the consummation of peace forevermore; till, with the vision glorious, her longing eyes are blest, and the great church victorious shall be the church at rest. The Church’s One Foundation Maybe you’re used to crying at church, but I’m not. I can count on… Continue reading Bearing Each Other’s Burdens
The gospel is counter cultural. We have seen that since Jesus walked on earth. The Scriptures teach us to hold to what the world considers to be a radical worldview: all people are sinful and we are all facing God’s judgement if unless we trust in Jesus, who came to die for sins and offer… Continue reading Are Christian bloggers wasting their time?
The tricky thing about being a Christian is figuring out what to do with freedoms. I am thankful that God gives us freedom in lots of different ways, that we have the option to choose whether we go on to further study or start working straight away after school, that we can wear our hair long… Continue reading The problem with modesty
A friend of mine picked up half a sausage roll, ready to tuck into morning tea. These weren’t just home brand sausage rolls but the gourmet kind with buttery pastry and real meat. As she took her first bite, another lady walked past and said three devastating words: “You’ll get fat.”
I’m uncomfortable with people trying to match-make. Just to get the record straight, I am not talking about the careful and considerate conversation a friend might have with someone who is single, offering to introduce them to another single person who could be partner potential. I think done right, those careful introductions can be quite loving. I’m… Continue reading Think they’re a cute match?
What’s going on ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham) announced last week an ultimatum to Christians living in northern Iraq. They have three choices: 1) convert to Islam, 2) pay a special religious levy/tax of approx $450USD per month or 3) face death. The ruling came into effect last Saturday, 19th July. Christians are fleeing… Continue reading How can we support Christians in Iraq?