Called or Qualified for Ministry?

In my experience of being a Christian within so called “charismatic” churches, I have heard quite a lot about being ‘called’ to church leadership. We talk about someone being ‘anointed’ to lead worship or being set apart by God for leadership in a local church. We might say that God has called us to minister…

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Fighting for a clear desk!

Since lockdown started around a year and half ago, my desk has undergone several upgrades and transformations! But one thing that keeps happening, no matter how many new toys and gadgets I get for my work space, be it plastic plants, screen stands, candles or drawers…the desk inevitably gets messy. Ideally, I would start work…

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The Reading Wishlist

The truth is I have too many books on my reading Wishlist, and given the rate at which I add more on, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that I will ever get round to completing it. At one point, I split my Wishlist into fictional and non-fiction. It is ridiculous! Furthermore, there are some books…

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What is the Leadership Mandate?

Hebrews 13:7 and 8 give us a mandate for all Christians in regards to their relationship with their leaders. “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” As Christians we…

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Why suffering and why sin?

I recently came across an answer to this question that I honestly don’t think I’ve heard before. At it’s come from John Piper’s recent book ‘Providence’: ‘There are, no doubt, countless wise and holy reasons God plans to permit sin…[one of these is] that God’s ultimate aim in creation and providence is to display the…

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