Category: Church Life

Jesus is (not) the ‘Reason for the Season’

I’ve been thinking about that catch phrase we Christians like to use: “Jesus is the reason for the season”. I understand why we say it, I do it myself; It’s a reaction to all the meaningless tinsel, glitz and modern day political correctness that Christmas has become. Even to the point where the name of

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Flying in Formation

Have you ever watched wild geese flying overhead, heading off for their long journey South, to warmer climes? It’s a beautiful sight, they’re very graceful birds; but the most striking and fascinating thing about this phenomenon is the V shaped formation that the geese fly in. For some odd reason I woke up thinking about

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Church: Do you Attend or Belong?

BELONGING When people ask me “what Church do you go to?” I make a point of replying “I belong to Jordan Victory Church”. That might sound a bit pernickety but there’s a vast difference between attending and belonging to a church. If we’re merely “church goers”, we’re in danger of developing a consumerism approach to

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When “Sharing” Becomes Harmful

Psalm 39, James 3:1-10 A problem multiplied, not halved! Have you ever heard that ‘wise’ old saying “a problem shared is a problem halved”? I remember a teacher at school using it. It’s another one of those old urban proverbs that makes one go “ahhh, isn’t that lovely”. It seems to infer friendship and caring;

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