The summer of 2017 was amazing for me for a number of reasons. I got the chance to go away to a Christian festival for a week, i managed to meet a member of one of my favourite Christian bands, i was confirmed, i got a chance to visit one of my best friends, and so much more. Today i want to focus on the first of these amazing experiences, more importantly, what was spoken over us at this event.
There seemed to have been a theme running through my time at New Wine United this year, and that theme is one of the big words found in the church, a word that is spoken over every generation it seems, it’s a word that has the power to drive many of us in the body, and a word that we seem to strive for. This word is a simple one, but an important one. This word is Revival. Continue reading ““The R word.””
So this wasn’t going to be this weeks topic. I had an idea planned out for a piece on boasting in the glory of Christ, not in our own power, and who knows? This could be a topic i come back to in the future, but i felt the Lord push me towards another topic, one that is close to my heart, and one that i really feel Him putting on my heart, and who am i to question the Lord? With that being said, let’s get onto this weeks topic. Continue reading “Though you slay me: looking for his light.”
So, if you’ve been following the theme of these posts over the last couple of weeks, you’ve noticed that i’ve been talking a lot about putting the Lord before our political leanings, well, we’re continuing this theme in a way. However, this week isn’t focusing on our politics, nor our moral compass. This week we will be focusing on our understanding of some of the wonderful things that the Lord can do in our lives, while still focusing on him. Continue reading “Seeking his face”
“We can’t afford to be drowning each other in an ocean of ideology when we’re called to bring people to the ship. It’s hard enough to keep our eyes set on the ship in the first place, the last thing we need to be doing is holding down someone else’s head beneath the waves because they’re heading in a different direction.” Continue reading The ocean of ideology
It’s been a while since i wrote a post, i don’t have some extravagant excuse, nor some extremely important reason, i’ve been letting my focus slip from this blog over the past couple of weeks and for that i’m sorry. Be assured it’s not due to a lack of interest, it’s more due to a lack of concentration on my part, but be assured, that i haven’t given up on this blog, and i’m still grateful for everyone that does read these posts, it means the world to me. Now, with that out-of-the-way, let’s get on with today’s post.
Last weekend, a couple of friends and i went camping. Now, anyone that knows me knows this isn’t exactly my idea of a “good weekend” but this weekend wasn’t just good, it was great. A lot of good conversations were had, and a lot of laughs were shared, and overall, it was just a brilliant weekend. But there was one conversation we had that really got me thinking, and i knew i had to write about how it made me feel. Continue reading “Unchanging as flame.”
First of all, i want to apologise for the lack of a post last week. I’d just got home from a mini vacation to the city of Sheffield to visit a good friend, and when i got home, i really didn’t have the energy to write anything, it may not be a good reason, but it’s an honest one. Which leads into the topic of this weeks post perfectly!
There seems to be a running theme of transparency not only in terms of my emotions, but in terms of my faith. I’m terrible at being honest with my feelings. If i’m feeling depressed, i have a tendency to shut myself away, if someone has hurt or upset me, i have a compulsion to shut down rather than resolve the conflict. It’s an issue that i need to confront, maybe even in time, overcome it. But it’s the second part of this that’s got me thinking. Continue reading “Transparent faith.”
So at the time of writing, “The beauty between” (the newest Kings kaleidoscope mixtape) is not even a day old, and though it is different to the previous instalments from my favourite Christian band, it’s still an amazing album in its own right, i’ll leave a link to the whole thing at the end of this post, but there’s one song that i want to focus on today, it’s a song that i have a lot of love for, and a song that i truly feel, is important to the church at large, and that song is “Sticks and Stones”
It seems every time i listen to a Kk album, there’s a song that hits me on a level that no other song can, “becoming who we are” had “light after darkness” a song that inspired the name of this blog. “Beyond control” had “a prayer” a song i still consider a turning point for worship. And “the beauty Between” has “sticks and stones” why do i think so highly of this song? Let’s look through the lyrics, and maybe you’ll understand why. Continue reading “Why “sticks and stones” by Kings Kaleidoscope is an important reminder to the modern church.”