All posts in Character

  • The idea of embrace within a theology of the cross takes a pivotal turn in the 20th Century from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writings in prison. Bonhoeffer’s sacrifice...

  • Compatibility in relationships 23rd December 2015 As 2015 closes out, Sharon my wife of 38 years, and my family are away while I sit in solitude finishing yet another academic paper. My thoughts drift momentarily to...

  • A heart of Love? [for the audio of this talk email [email protected] to gain access to the relevant Dropbox folder]  “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called...

  • Brief thoughts… Christian community is an intermingling of stories, each vibrant, poignant, and filled with hope of faith-filled grander futures, and of fulfilled vision. I thank God for all those whose stories have mingled with mine...

  • There may be a way for this generation to get out from under a chaotic social and economic legacy! We should ask ourselves why the young largely do not hunger for what was? They are disillusioned!...

  • Not having; not doing well at something; making a wrong choice; not being able; not finishing: not achieving; not ‘winning’; the struggle; needing to recognize what others do better; having to work hard for it, et...

  • 5th September 2011 “O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success” – Psalm 118:25     Have we somewhere confused the measure of success with power; appearance; possessions; position, and the control that can be...

  • Pressing on into humility 13th July (posted 24th July)   “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” – 1 Peter 5:5 I...

  • The irresistibly Humble 13th July (posted 23rd July)) The centurion was humble in his own eyes. We see this in his words. He said to Jesus, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under...

  • Passing the test of Humility 11th July (posted 22nd July)   “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then...

  • Humility 10th July (posted 21st July)   I am blessed on three sides of my life by three awesome women – my wife; daughter, and mother-in-law! They each have many wonderful qualities, but at the top...

  • Faith Knows 9th July 2011 (posted 20th July)   Even Einstein, in his objection to the Quantum Theory, which taught that all physical events could only be known as probabilities, said, “GOD DOES NOT PLAY DICE”...