Santa or saviour

Santa or saviour

Santa, Father Christmas, jolly old Saint Nick. Whatever you want to call him. The  man in red has been a widely acclaimed part of the Christmas tradition since he was first painted by cartoonist Thomas Nast in 1881 as part of a poem illustration..

  • What the Black Panther has taught me… about Church Leadership

    On the 28th of August 2020, the world was rocked by the news that Chadwick Boseman who played the role of the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe had died of a silent struggle with bowel cancer.

  • Sin and Grace

    “I am ashamed to say it… and yet it’s no worse to say it than to think it. You call me a lucky fellow. Of course, I am. I was a blacksmith’s boy but yesterday; I am – what shall I say I am – today?”

  • Giving away my two copper coins

    What happened in Mark chapter 12, verses 41 and 42 was not a parable. It took place 2000 years ago, and it still happens today.

  • In the mist and the midst

    When I was driving through the early morning mist on my road trip earlier this year I struggled to see what was ahead of me, I realised I could see just enough to drive through safely though.

  • Calvinists have no heart, Arminians have no brain

    The complete phrase actually goes: “Calvinists have big fat brain with a small heart, and Arminians have a huge strong heart with a small brain”.

  • Christ-Centredness in the COVID Climate

    Few would claim that COVID-19, with the onset of restrictions and health regulations experienced by people around the world, has had little impact on individuals and wider society.

  • A Greater Hope

    We have again come to that time of year where people are looking forward to summer, Christmas, and the new year. We are ...

  • Tear my house down

    I think that I can safely say that the past few years have not been like many of us would have expected them to be. The ...

  • Finding Jesus in the positive

    When life isn’t going well, or following our carefully made plans, it is perhaps easy to turn to God, crying out for help and comfort.

  • Holes made whole

    I like the way the sun falls on my skin. The shadows that wrap around are also captivating. It seems to make even the smallest things meaningful.

  • Restless

    Tossing and turning; more tossing and turning; even more tossing and turning. It’s so common to feel restless and not ...