Category Archives: Exegesis

The Scandalous Love of God

It dawned to me when I was going through Matthew 6 verses 5-14 that what has been dubbed the Lord’s prayer is actually…
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The Healing Shock: All things work together for the Good

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called…
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Faith is Radical Optimism

Matthew 2: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men…
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If it Cost You Nothing, It’s Worth Nothing

The circumstances around the birth of Jesus bring to the fore profound insights about the Christian journey. The story unfolds as common place…
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“When I grow Up I want to Die”

The headline sounds quite dreary and morbid, macabre if you like. And yet it captures the very object that Jesus came to pursue…
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Let: …and it was So!

And God said, let there be light: and there was light.  Genesis 1:3. In the creation account in the book genesis the  verb…
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Righteousness by Faith and the Free Gift of Salvation

The subject of righteousness by faith is central to the  plan of salvation, not only because righteousness is a call to be like…
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Judgementalism: The Scourge of Chronic Introspective Illiteracy

The working definition of “judging” for the purposes of this piece is “..to form a negative conclusion or opinion about someone or something”.…
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UnSugar Coating Dead Salt: 8 Lessons from the Parable of Talents

In Matthew 25: 14-30 we are given a reverting account of a wealthy master who entrusted a measure of his wealth (in form…
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When Fiction is more Powerful than Reality: The Parable of the Prodigal Son under the Microscope

The Parable of the Prodigal Son The parable of the prodigal son is one of the default go-to stories for Christians when we…
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