9 Reasons For An Evening Worship Service

At the local church where I am privileged to serve, we will be starting an evening worship service from the end of April. A few weeks ago I had a discussion with our church’s young adult group about this and it proved very fruitful. Here are 9 reasons behind why we are starting evening worship,…

Floundering Churches and Thermodynamics

One of the things that caught my attention over the past three years is how many churches that espouse sound doctrine seem to struggle. By struggle I mean, they don’t seem to grow too much, financially, they are precarious and with regards to morale they are very low. At the moment I can think of…

Do Nice Guys Finish Last?

Do nice guys finish last? I remember having a conversation with pastor and author Doug van Meter about this topic; at the time the question was formulated in my mind as ‘is there a difference between being a good man and being good at being a man?’ (he reflected on this subject here). One of…

5 Ideas for Christmas Presents

So it’s Christmas time and as is tradition we often share gifts with people close to us. I think the intention behind this is to remember that the ultimate gift that will never fade away is yours, if you know the Lord Jesus Christ. Every little joy here on earth derives its pleasure from the…

11 Things That Are True of Content Christians

Contentment is an ever elusive thing in our modern culture. The more we have the more discontent we feel. Adverts and media are designed to breed discontentment in us. Not only do we have the world seemingly conspiring against us, but often sadness, trials and suffering threaten our contentment.  As Christians we know that we…