The book of Habakkuk is as amazing as it is brief. Three short chapters totaling just 56 verses contain so much theological, pastoral and apologetic richness. In many ways it is a lament (Habakkuk taking his complaints to God) as
Oftentimes a diverse and unrelated bunch of events will nicely come together, and inspire a hopefully coherent and unified article. This is one of them. Thinking about brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering in various ways is one
One of the most tragic things any believer can do is to refuse to trust in God but instead put all one’s faith and hope in mere men. This is a perennial temptation for God’s people, and the Bible speaks
This is another instalment in my irregular series on the attributes of God. I can think of no grander topic to write about than God and what he is like. Indeed, as a 20-year-old Spurgeon put it in a sermon,
OK, I confess: I do not like change. I normally like things just the way they are thanks. If my wife suggests that we rearrange the furniture in a room, my eyes roll heavenwards and I let out an audible
In 1 Corinthians 10 Paul mentions some episodes from Israel’s life about how Yahweh judged them for their sins as recorded in parts of Exodus and Numbers. Then he says this in v. 6: “Now these things occurred as examples
One of the most shocking passages in all of the Old Testament is Jeremiah 5:31: “The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the
One can never write too much about the holiness of God. It may well be his overriding and overarching attribute. I have already penned articles about Ryle on holiness, and Lloyd-Jones on holiness, and I will likely pen many more.
A very common – but mistaken – claim made all the time is that we are all God’s children. Whether a person is a Christian or non-Christian, it is asserted that everyone is a child of God. While this may
I am reluctant to pen this piece for the simple reason that various die-hard armchair theologians of different persuasions may miss the point of what I am trying to say here, and seek to push their particular theological wheelbarrow instead.
The aim of the Christian life is quite straight-forward, and Jesus even spelled it out in crystal clear terms: we are to love God with the totality of our being. All aspects of who we are – emotional, volitional and
One of the highlights of the Christian calendar is the annual National Alliance of Christian Leaders dinner in Canberra. This is a premier Christian event which brings together Christian leaders and workers from around Australia, and often the world.
In case you haven’t noticed, everything about the Christian life – from start to finish – is due to the initiative of God. God always takes the first step. We at best respond to his gracious overtures and agree with
The small book of Nehemiah (just 13 chapters) contains some terrific lessons on doing the work of God. Spiritual nuggets abound, so here I simply offer a very brief look at some of the spiritual truths to be found in
Sadly there has long been a temptation to resort to gimmicks to make the church “relevant” and appealing. This is especially true of so much of today’s church, where increasingly we are relying on games and gimmicks to attract the
God is still on the throne, and he still reigns over planet earth. It may not seem that way, especially in the secular West, but God is still at work. Mere mortals may think they have dispensed with God, but
With another election concluded in Australia, it is worth reflecting some more on how our Christian faith relates to such things as politics, elections, leaders, and the nations. While zillions of man hours were spent by many on this election,