Practical Christianity

A resolution for the new year

While reflecting on 2022, my wife asked me: “what would you like to achieve in 2023?”. My immediate response was: “Spiritual growth”, that is, deeper intimacy with God. I promise you I wasn’t being sanctimonious. The overriding revelation from the last few years of my Christian experience is that spiritual growth results in a better …

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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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