The Real Christmas

Happy Christmas! Yesterday we looked at the poverty of understanding in church and culture which turns Christmas into a twee tinsel mess of meaningless metaphor and clerical virtue signalling.   Today on Christmas Day lets reflect on the real meaning. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through … Continue reading The Real Christmas

Revival (Psalm 85), Male and Female in the Church; Owen on Love; Communion; Portuguese Praise

Last Sunday we had communion in the morning and looked at Psalm 85.  There were so many people that we had to serve communion upstairs…the stillness was special.  As was the singing of Grace at the end. Songs:  Saviour of the World; Only a Holy God; Ps 113; Ps 85; Grace Readings: Acts 10:24-48; Ps 113 Sermon: Ps 85 – Restoration, Revival and Righteousness Here are the quotes that … Continue reading Revival (Psalm 85), Male and Female in the Church; Owen on Love; Communion; Portuguese Praise

Better than Hillsong – some great Aussie Worship Songs

One of the great strengths of Australian Christianity is its creativity.  The most famous are of course Hillsong – who, to be fair, have provided some great music. But there is a little known group called City Alight  from St Pauls, Castlehill Anglican Church in North Sydney who have produced some stunning songs which are very suitable for congregational worship.   None more so than my … Continue reading Better than Hillsong – some great Aussie Worship Songs

An Open Letter to Tullian Tchividjian (and Liberate)

An Open Letter to Tullian Tchividjian This is a response to a response to my review of Tullians book – earlier on this blog .  You can get the original review here –   http://theweeflea.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/boring-grace-a-review-of-one-way-love-inexhaustible-grace-for-an-exhausted-world/ And the response from ‘Liberate’ here – http://liberate.org/2013/11/06/two-way-love/ Also don’t forget the original book – One Way Love, Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World.  Dear Tullian, Sorry for responding in this … Continue reading An Open Letter to Tullian Tchividjian (and Liberate)

Boring Grace? A review of “One Way Love- Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World”

Boring Grace One Way Love – Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World A Review.  The reviews I read about Tullian Tchividjian’s One Way Love were so enthusiastic that I immediately shelved out the £7.99 for the Kindle version, stopped reading the latest Keller book and jumped in, looking forward to a stimulating and encouraging account of Gods grace in my exhausted world.   After all when … Continue reading Boring Grace? A review of “One Way Love- Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World”