Category: Love

Fake Good News

Ninety-nine lost sheep, nine lost coins and a son excluded from his family. These are the stories that Jesus didn’t tell. Ninety-nine lost sheep A shepherd had 100 sheep. He let them out one morning to roam at will on the mountain side. Because they had free wills […]

Seeking Justice through Love

Justice and love are two sides of the same coin. We can seek justice through love. Love means wanting the best for a person or group of people and acting accordingly. Justice means wanting to eliminate those things which do harm to the person or group of people […]

Jesus and Politics

or, “How would Jesus vote?” With a general election looming in the United Kingdom I am asking the question, “How, as a follower of Jesus should I vote?”  Does Jesus give us any clue how we should act in a democratic age?  Jesus said a lot about how we should […]

Love God, Yourself and Neighbour

Love is the most powerful force in the universe.  Love is the only way of fulfilling a relationship. Without love, relationships cannot exist and without  relationship, there is no need for love. For love to change the world, three relationships are necessary: Loving God Loving ourselves Loving our neighbour Jesus was […]

Optimism and the Kingdom of God

My last blog was about nationalism and racism and how the future is effected by them. When we look at the world we could be very gloomy.  But basically I am an optimist because I believe the ultimate future is what Jesus called the Kingdom of God. When Jesus […]

Amazing Grace

The word “grace” has many meanings such as a prayer before a meal, courteousness, or the elegance of a dancer.  But the word takes on a totally new meaning when we talk about grace in the context of God’s relationship with humanity.  I respectfully submit my definition: “Grace is the unconditional love […]

Just war theory, non-violence and Jesus

Is war ever justifiable?  I contend that there is no such thing as a ‘just war’.  We must ask the question: “What does Jesus say about fighting for King, country, empire, freedom or democracy?” Can violence overcome evil, even if it is the lesser of the two evils, and is it […]

It is normal to be generous

Having run a charity for 25 years, I am constantly amazed at the generosity of normal people. When confronted with needs, the normal reaction is to respond to those needs. The only thing which stops us giving is the nature of money itself. We live in an economy which […]

What is God actually like?

What we think God is like, affects not only our theology, but our relationship with him and the quality of our life. In the Middle Ages, he was pictured as an old man sitting on a cloud. According to how we interpret the Old Testament, we could see God as […]