Category Archives: The Way

When Satan rises

Satan rose up against Israel and caused David to take a census of the people of Israel. 1 Chronicles 21:1 NLT That’s the start of chapter 21 of 1 Chronicles in the Bible. It’s a rather dramatic start to a chapter, wouldn’t you say? The line alone is a full story. We could go to […]

Unqualified

I’ve had the honour of serving on a number of job interview panels. I’m that last guy on the panel who doesn’t smile and grunts after every answer you give. The one who sips very loudly from his glass of water; so loud, the room asks you to repeat everything you said while he sipped. […]

Are you silently slaying giants?

There’s this interesting passage in the Good book: After this, war broke out with the Philistines at Gezer. As they fought, Sibbecai from Hushah killed Saph, a descendant of the giants, and so the Philistines were subdued. During another battle with the Philistines, Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath of Gath. […]

To little infinities

One of my favourite movie quotes is from The Fault in Our Stars, in which the terminally ill heroine says to her love who won’t live long, “There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There’s .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set […]

When your faith takes some blows

I wrote this shortly after the Fight of the Century. My schedule though has sent a few blows my way since. Here it is though: Watching boxing only featured on my to-do list on the nights I felt I needed to prepare for an alien invasion; I’m sure no alien can take an uppercut and […]

This stormy walk

In my head, Christianity is this nice, cushy place where you chill with the Lord Jesus, safe from all life’s randomness. Brokeness, brokenness, debt, indecision, loss, waves, crazy storms that toss you, lift you and carry you off and when they finally set you down (as you breathe a sigh of relief), you realise you’ve […]

That Street Preacher isn’t for you

This side of my writing has been in the works for a loooong time; it’s been more and more second-guessing before letting it lie ‘a little longer’. Today though, I finally leave my comfort zone and try something new. I hope you find it useful. A friend of mine and I were driving past a […]