The Church’s Long and Awkward Relationship with Power

The Church has long had an awkward relationship with power. We follow the One who gave up His Omniscience, Omnipresence, and Omnipotence in order to move into our neighbourhood, becoming one of us. That sentence is an oxymoron right there. We were created in God’s image and were given dominion. That means inherent power for […]

Leaders are Not God

Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. I remember a preacher whom I greatly respected and loved dearly as a friend, preaching a series of great messages about what it is […]

Gr*t Happens

By now we’ve all learned that life isn’t perfect. By now we’ve concluded that the plans we envisioned for our lives are probably not going to happen. By now we realise that having a degree doesn’t necessarily mean having a great career. Getting married doesn’t mean we’ll live happily ever after. Being a mummy isn’t […]

Turning Burden into Vision

“I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower and look out to see what He will say to me and what I will answer concerning my complaint. And the Lord answered me ‘Write the vision, make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For the […]

When Permission is Not What We Need

The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng. —Psalm 68:11 My dad was a very authoritarian father. Whenever my sisters or I asked permission from him for anything, the answer, almost without exception, would be no because no was his natural default. It was so much of an issue […]