I’m surprised that I’m a Christian

In the last couple of months I've been reading a fair few stories of "ex-Christians" who seem to now be violently opposed to the God of the bible. Maybe these stories aren't surprising to you, I'm sure you know someone who's been on this journey What was surprising to me was how much they have …

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You Are What You Eat

Why? After finishing high school, I went on a 6 month adventure. It was incredible. I was blessed spend 6 months travelling through South America, England, Spain, Israel, Nepal and Thailand. I had the opportunity of experiencing vastly different cultures to my own, and I got a taste that Western culture isn't the only way …

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Can leaving people be loving people?

If I'm trying to be like Jesus, understanding his priorities is paramount. a Luke 5:15-16 recently surprised me: “great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray” a There's a clear opportunity to help people and he leaves. Why would he do …

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Practical tools for Self-Awareness

Spiritual Awakening These last 18 months have been the most obvious testimony of God's active involvement in this world that I’ve ever experienced. I’m not sure if this is theologically accurate, but I was spiritually dead at the end of 2015. I had no idea that I was, I thought I was doing great, but I honestly …

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Easter tells us what we’re worth (Pride series pt2)

Where do you find value? There are plenty of Christianese words out there, but one of the most used and potentially challenging words is "Justification". Not too long ago I heard Tim Keller talk about this term in a way I'd never heard before. Everywhere we look people are on a journey of justifying themselves. We …

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The Chief Cause of Misery Since the World Began (Pride series pt1)

Do you want to be happy? Do you want to be able to give and receive love? C.S Lewis says that there is one major blockage for you to experience either of these things (and it's certainly my experience too) There are plenty of ultra positive, happy blogs out there that will only ever make …

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What makes you unique?

Just a note before getting into this, I'm realising that there is a significant difference between personality and identity. While the world might make us think, we are by what we do, God doesn't (this is a whole post in itself, coming soon). Here are the categories that I'm establishing: Identity is about worth, importance and …

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