“Come” One word is all it took for Peter to walk on water with Jesus. The storm was raging and the disciples were questioning, “is that a ghost or is that Jesus?!” Peter, the rock on whom the church was to be built, ever willing to take a risk, says “Lord if it really is … Continue reading When all you have is a word.
Stories Across the Seas: S.E. Asia
It was a clear day, as clear as the days get in a city fighting incredible levels of pollution. The streets were teeming with people, making the most of the tail end of the local religious holiday. I was talking with my friend about how I longed to see God's Kingdom come more and more … Continue reading Stories Across the Seas: S.E. Asia
Were they Real Angels that showed up at Christmas?
The Bible tells a story in the gospels, of angels appearing to shepherds and telling them about Jesus' birth. But were the angels real, or had the shepherds a little over tired and delirious after a long day herding sheep? I believe the angels were real. Really there, really big, and I dare suggest, really … Continue reading Were they Real Angels that showed up at Christmas?
Why do Some People get Healed and Not Others?
This is a big one. Theologically, emotionally, big. Healing is a "buzz word" for many Christians. Few things are as exciting as watching God supernaturally heal someone! In the same vein, few things as confusing or frustrating as the times when God doesn't heal someone. I get it. I've seen people miraculously healed in front … Continue reading Why do Some People get Healed and Not Others?
What’s with the “Gold Dust?”
One of the first things people ask me, when they hear I'm a fan of the supernatural operating in and through a Christian's life, is this, "What's with the "gold dust"?" (If you're not familiar with "gold dust", or you're just interested in seeing some- you can watch this video here, where I show some … Continue reading What’s with the “Gold Dust?”
Why the Supernatural?
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?
The God of Second Chances.
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.
The Miracle is in the Movement.
“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.
Australia- The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit
In Australian churches, there is a well known story of the European explorer "Fernandez de Queiroz" who travelled to the Southern Region of the Pacific and declared it, "The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit." Some argue that "de Queiroz" never stood on Australian soil, but an island off it's coast, saying that he was … Continue reading Australia- The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit
God Stories; No. 2: Jog + Prayer + Hairy American = $55
Installment Number Two of God's Stories is long overdue...but after what just happened to me, I couldn't help but get back on the blogging horse and bring you this amazing story!I just saved $55 at the mechanic!That might not seem like a big deal to you...But for us at the moment, $55 actually is a … Continue reading God Stories; No. 2: Jog + Prayer + Hairy American = $55