The Exception has a Place in God’s Kingdom

One day I was talking to Trent and Mitchell during one of our monthly meetings. I was complaining about my singleness, saying “These days people talk to singles like it’s their fault they’re single” Then Trent said “You know, our situation is different”. It was something simple but it brought me back to the real world. “You know, our situation … Read more

Our Firm Foundation

Our Foundation “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in His excellent Word! What more can He say, than to you He hath said? To you, who for refuge, to Jesus hath fled.” I have warm memories of hearing this old hymn on the radio many evenings when I was a young child. … Read more

Something I Learned from Bonsai

Bonsai are incredibly difficult to grow. They require constant care, from fertilizer, to pest control, to re-potting, to watering, to wiring, not to mention an endless amount of trimming. However, in the end, the result is something truly special. A sturdy cedar, with the delicateness of a sapling. A mighty miniature. In this paradox we find its beauty and loveliness. … Read more

Fear Not, Thou Worm, Jacob

Here in Isaiah 41:14, we see God bringing encouragement to his people: “Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.“ I’ve recently been encouraged by this text. Being a pedophile is almost exactly like being a worm. Worms live below the surface of … Read more

The Wonder of Incarnation

It’s been a long time now since Christmas. And whilst COVID still stays with us, it’s unfortunate that the wonder of celebrating the birth of our Savior fades into the background, if it was ever in the foreground at all. For many Christians, the idea of incarnation has become so reduced it’s no wonder it so constantly gets categorized as … Read more

No Dear Saint, God Has Not Abandoned You.

When we follow Jesus our shepherd, the path isn’t always comfortable. As he leads us from hilltop to hilltop, we often pass through valleys of tribulation. Here it seems, the environment is oppressive. The air is heavy, and the fire that once burned in our hearts for Christ our savior is reduced down to a few smouldering embers. Oftentimes, we … Read more

God Our Fortress

Inspired By Scripture In the late 1520’s Martin Luther composed that famous hymn; ‘A Mighty Fortress is our God‘, or in the original German; ‘Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott’. There is something about the original German I just love. It makes it sound even stronger somehow. I cannot say what reference inspired him to compose such a powerful hymn. … Read more

Reflections On Tokyo Ghoul

A number of years ago, I was really into an anime called Tokyo Ghoul. It was one of those things that just spoke so deeply to what I was going through; the internal battles, the secrecy, the shame and anguish… All these powerful themes come out so strongly. The show is almost a perfect metaphor for someone struggling with pedophilia. … Read more

Is Change Possible? – A Closer Look at Regeneration

The idea that sexuality can change is controversial to say the least. There’s a lot of voices out there that we’re all familiar with, ranging all the way from the horror stories of gay conversion therapy to the boneless side A “Christianity”. To make things even more difficult, most christian ministers aren’t well enough equipped to give good, solid, biblical … Read more

The Love of God

The Love of God is a phrase that gets thrown around often. But for those of us who have grown up in an abusive environment, the word ‘love’ may mean something very different to those who didn’t. In order to better understand the love of God, we need to be specific about what it looks like in a practical sense, … Read more

What Does God Think About Me?

Be still and quiet for a moment, and ask yourself, “What does God think about me?” Maybe your stomach gets knotted up. You imagine that God must surely disapprove of you, and has all sorts of judgments against you. It’s discouraging. You already dislike yourself, and so it’s better not to think about God. I know the feeling. Have you … Read more

Why Faith Always Wins

Your faith is like a beacon that shoots straight to heaven. God sees it instantly. The answer might take some time and doing, but you can be sure something is being done. Faith is when a person believes God’s promises are real, and acts accordingly. The Bible says faith pleases God, and he looks for opportunities to help someone who … Read more

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