No intelligent soldier wins a battle and then jumps into unrestrained celebrations or unguarded rest the day after. Soldiers know that the day after the battle is more important than the day of the battle, because this time serves as one of the most important opportunities for the victor and also for those that have … Continue reading The Day After the Battle.
2018 is GONE. 2019 is HERE. What now? What will come of this year? What will come of this great unknown? The answer is waiting for you to find it. 2018 was what it was, but 2019 may be something entirely different, entirely lighter, entirely fresher... but that is up to you and how you respond … Continue reading There is More to Explore in 2019.
A few nights ago, I had a dream. In it, I saw myself striving. Striving to make it all work. Striving to pull off ministry, life, significance, validity. In my dream I saw scene after scene of myself on a TV screen, striving, worrying, trying. You see, the other day, just hours before the death … Continue reading Thoughts on Striving and Significance in the light of Billy Graham’s Funeral.
I've been thinking a lot lately about "revival". It's a buzz word for Christians these days, many are talking about how the church needs another "revival", about how we are having a "revival", or about how we are on the cusp of another one. But what is revival, what is needed to have it, and … Continue reading A Recipe for Revival.
I'm a big fan of the supernatural. Angels, Miracles and the Holy Spirit. Diseases healed. souls saved, the dead rising... supernaturally. Yes! I'm a big fan of the supernatural. But why? Because put plainly, the natural doesn't cut it. Last night I sat on a park bench next to a man who was a stranger … Continue reading Why the Supernatural?
It was a cold rainy Autumn day in the U.K., and I found myself walking around an impressively sized abandoned church building, next door to the smaller chapel I was about to preach in. The church building was falling apart, listed for sale years ago, yet it was still so beautiful. As I gazed up … Continue reading The God of Second Chances.
This morning I snaked my way up the windy roads, through the ferns and the gum trees, up the mountains behind my house. I recently discovered a little cafe up here that makes a mean coffee and has a great vibe to it, it's also one that I rarely see people I know in- which … Continue reading You carry His presence with you.
The other day my kitchen tap exploded. I mean… EXPLODED. I turned the tap on and the whole top end of the unit flew off, with a washer smashing me in the face, leaving a nice black bruise over my eye. Frustrated… I looked at that silver serpent and screached, “I will fix you!” I … Continue reading When Christianity doesn’t work…
“Is there a Brian here?” I asked. There were only a few men gathered at the church that morning. I waited. A man reservedly raised his hand. “Do you have pain in your back Brian?” I asked. “Yes, yes I do”, he replied. “Is it pushing your spine forward?” I enquired further- glancing at the … Continue reading The Miracle is in the Movement.
This Christmas is carrying a theme for me, and I've been so encouraged by it! The theme is replacement- and I believe this theme might bring some Christmas joy to you too. This Christmas season I've been overwhelmed by the way that my God, is a God who replaces. My wife and I are full-time … Continue reading My “Replacement God”- A Christmas Blog