Navigating the Differences an Ecumenical Christian Approach

I believe in one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church! This statement has nothing to do with any denomination or sect. Rather, I am referring to the whole body of Christ, the people of GOD, the ‘Jesus movement’ (what a horrible term) as a whole, the full collection of the disciples of the Messiah. That being […]

Seven Christian Disciplines of the Spiritual Life

The title should give something away. It’s ‘seven disciplines,’ not ‘the seven disciplines,’ and not ‘seven suggestions;’ as this is neither a full list of disciplines nor are these merely options for the Christian. However, before we go any further down that road, let’s just look at our terms. The word discipline comes from middle […]

Finding your Vocation; Thoughts and Reflections

One of the most consistent images in Christ’s teachings is that of the faithful servant, one who is going about his duties when our Lord returns. Therefore, the question of vocation (known as ‘calling’ in some circles) is something pressing upon the good Christian souls. If you have not thought about it as a Christian, […]

A Reflection on the Incarnation According to Luke

Her Majesty the Queen of England and head of the Church in England spoke of the symbolism of light in her 2020 Christmas message. This year bodies celestial have conspired to put on a display for the world to see that, by the naked eye, planets Jupiter and Saturn appear like the Star of David […]

Reflections For Advent; Examine Yourself To See If You Remain In The Faith

Self examination is central to Christian praxis

Christians are instructed by Apostolic teaching to ‘examine themselves to see if you remain in the faith.’ However, how does one go about doing this; how does one examine themselves? You could adopt any of the teachings of the great saints, like the ‘examine’ of Ignatius of Loyola; and probably should; it will be better […]

The Church in the West and the Benedict Option Model

Undeniably, there is a massive rate of apostasy in the west, and many are asking why. There is no single answer. Many Christian thinkers put the issue on weak teaching, others and poor discipleship. Sadly, others are persuaded that Christianity needs an update; adapt to the modern culture; embrace modern values and get with the […]

How to Christianise your Church

I can hear you say, “Christianise your Church… what? That does not even make sense; Church is, by definition, Christian.” I hear your protest and, believe me, I sympathise. However, give me a few minutes of your time and all will become clear. Upfront, let us be clear about what the Church is. Scripture describes […]

The Church and Religious Plurality

Christians! Let me ask you a question. How committed you are to ending religious plurality in our society? On a scale of one-ten, how do you feel about a) answering the question, and b) saying that your commitment is total? Think about it for a second; a multi-ethnic state united by one religion, one set […]

What is Muscular Christianity?

The idea that Church needs! This could be the one sentence summary of the idea of a muscular Christianity. Now, the question arises obviously, is this an idea emergent from the faith, and in the course of this short article I hope to illuminate as to why this idea is both what the Church needs […]