Prayer is more than useful, it is home. In this Psalm, mediating on our troubled world drives us to seek wisdom from God. Wisdom, in turn, drives us to seek grace from God – that he would give us joy … Read more
Why think about 1 John?
John gives three reasons for writing his letter to the churches: to complete our joy (1:4), to promote holiness (2:1) and to build up confidence in the truths of Christianity (5:13). He writes against, false … Read more
Introducing James & James 1:1-18. What strikes readers in Melbourne today about the letter is how disciplined he expects the Christian life will be. There is no room for sentimentality but there is lots of room for grace in … Read more
We live in times where we fear all things will end, as T. S. Elliot put it, in either a bang or a whimper. This is a false prophecy. A more reliable prophecy comes to us from the shape and … Read more
Wise living requires that we recognise the times we live in. Then we can act wisely, neither giving into fate nor exhausting ourselves by our inability to finally tame the forces that shape us and our circumstance. Wisdom is a … Read more