Tag: Faith

  • God is…

    God is… what? God is personal to me. He is not the same for me as he is for you, or my husband, or my parents, or my children, or my neighbours. God is a teacher. Not in the whole “this stuff is really painful so it must be teaching me something” way. But like…

  • Looking Back at 2011

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that the end of a year must be in want of a reflective blog post. My gut reaction on looking back at 2011 is a big, fat meh. I’ve been juggling exhaustion, depression, low self-esteem and a troubled faith (with bigger repercussions on other aspects of our life than…

  • Peace & Action

    The search for God and meaning in the world is probably one of the most commonly shared experiences we have as humans. There is often an emptiness and a hunger to find out about the possibility of something bigger than us. And for many, it can consume a great deal of our lives both in…

  • Truth, Certainty and Respect

    One of the things really, I mean REALLY, bothering me lately is religion. As most of my friends know, I consider myself a Christian in the sense that I believe not only God, who created the world and made each of us “fearfully and wonderfully” unique and special but also in Jesus Christ who died…

  • Jubilee

    In the Old Testament, the word Jubilee is used for every fiftieth year when debts are wiped out, land is restored and servants are released from bondage: “Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to its inhabitants” (Lev 25:10). Amongst all of the laws and commands lifted from the Bible and applied…

  • The Straw and the Camel

    I have been quietly simmering for the last few days, and other than a few comments on Twitter I have kept silent. But Polly Toynbee’s article in the Guardian here today has finally broken this camel’s back. There are many, many attacks on various churches and faiths at the moment, and it seems that Christians among…

  • To err is human…

    …to forgive divine. Alexander Pope I’ve been thinking a bit about this quote lately. Taking it literally, it works out well for me. Especially since most people focus on the first part and use it as justification for something they’ve done. Or not done. Or said, or not said. You get the message. “Well, I know…

  • On God, #1

    This post is a bit of a new direction for me, but I felt it was something I should write. At the risk of putting off some readers, I have to say I am a practising Christian. Wow, writing that felt like I was confessing to some heinous crime. When I say I am a…