How to dress up gossip as spiritual & how to address it in the church

Christians are particularly adept at dressing up gossip in spiritual language. Here are some of the ways we do that and why it is a much more serious problem than we often realise.

Four reasons we should want to pray more

Why should we want to pray more than we do? Here are four basic reasons from James.

Possessive belonging, church membership and serving where you are told

We can often find ourselves bogged down in questions of when and where to serve or how to use the gifts God has given us. Here are two penetratingly simple thoughts that will help you answer these questions with clarity.

Calling out false teachers is not unloving but rebuking your leaders for doing so might be

“For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching

How do you define the concept of a liberal society?

Most people seem happy to assent to the idea of free, liberal democracy in the West. Very few people have any problem defining democracy; everyone

As #RhodesMustFall continues unabashed, ought we to sanitise history?

The #Rhodesmustfall campaign goes beyond merely refusing to be silent about Cecil Rhodes or sanitising his role in history. It is tantamount to censorship which, if followed to its logical conclusion, will leave us no history left to study.

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