Practical Christianity

Four wisdoms

I once read that wisdom is knowledge rightly applied. That definition takes wisdom out of the realm of abstraction. It makes wisdom practical and something we should covet. In truth, there’s much we don’t know about life. Yet, we make multiple decisions daily with wide-ranging implications. Often, our hubris prevents us from questioning how well …

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Whose voice was that?

What’s a lie? That’s a simple enough question, but I’d never given it much thought. Simply put, a lie is anything that doesn’t agree with God’s word. That will be controversial for some people. But if Jesus is the Truth, then whatever doesn’t agree with Him is a lie [John 14:6]. The challenge is that …

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Not another scandal!

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing about the moral failures of Christian leaders. It seems like barely a month passes without some news of sexual or financial misconduct involving a Christian leader. There was a time heresy was the scandal, but sadly we rarely care about that today. It seems moral …

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Cast your burdens

“Who’s driving?” my 4-year old asks her 7-year old brother. “Daddy” he responds confidently. He then adds: “all we have to do is sit back and relax”. I smiled at myself because I’ve been reflecting on what it means to cast your burdens onto Jesus especially in difficult times. This was an object lesson. My …

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Swimming against the current

Like so many, I battle with the images that have inundated our screens in recent days and weeks. Anyone who doesn’t believe in evil should watch images of one man kneeling on another’s neck as he pleads for breath and cries for his mother, while his life slowly ebbs away. Or watch images of corpses …

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What does Easter mean for you?

At Easter, we commemorate an event which has only happened once in the history of the world. 2000 years ago, Jesus of Nazareth was gruesomely tortured and killed. However, 3 days later, He rose from the dead. Jesus, after His resurrection, appeared to more than 500 people over 40 days. In some cases, He even …

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