Humility is not the opposite of arrogance, neither is it thinking badly of yourself or about yourself less. We all know people who have tried to be humble, and yet others who are, without, it seems, even trying. Humility allows us to look up to others and not down on them, but humility is difficult,…

What Is He Doing Here?

“This conversation was going well until someone brought God into it”. We don’t need God, because we can manage perfectly well without him, it seems! As we look around this country, and at the towns and villages in these North Yorkshire Dales it sometimes appears that God has taken the hint, and has left the building. But yet, as I drive along our dales roads, and speak with you, its people, it is clear to me that God is still in this place.

The Coming King and The Coming Kingdom

We are always waiting for something these days. Something to be delivered, someone to arrive, or for a situation to improve. And yet our faith in our leaders’ capacity to know how to solve the problems of our nation and the globe seems to be at an all-time low… nevertheless hope is something we find it hard to live without…

Word Studies: Introduction Part 3 – The New Testament: Radically New Writings

The New Testament is a Jewish text, written mostly by Jews, whose worldview and truth claims were almost entirely framed by their understanding of God’s revelation to their ancestors. It was written at a time when there were many conflicting ‘worldviews’, all claiming to be ‘truth’ and most willing to disregard, those who believed something different. In this, there are many parallels with our world today.