Monday, 22 February 2016

What a eulogy! (have some kleenex nearby)

I'd never heard of Monty Williams before, but earlier this month, his wife of 20 years and mother of his 5 children was killed in a head on car accident. What Monty Williams said at her funeral is at once stirring and startling (especially if you're not a Christian!). As a husband of nearly 6 years, I watched what he said with both heartache and tremendous admiration. I commend it to you below but I warn you, have some kleenex nearby...

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Mission agencies are you listening?

In my opinion, Africa doesn't need missionaries from other continents in the same way they may have in past generations. Africa needs Africans, whatever colour, to be trained to minister to their own people. 
A salutary word to many of the mission agencies among whom it has been all the rage to talk about (and prioritise) reaching the unreached. Whilst I understand this zeal for evangelization, I have become convinced that for most of sub Saharan Africa what is most needed is not so much the reaching of the lost, as it is to disciple of the nations. This in fact is what Jesus calls the Church to do and something that is often overlooked in the Great Commission.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Abolishing marriage destroys the Church

Make marriage in any serious degree unstable, dissoluble, destroy the permanency of marriage, and the Church falls. Witness the enormous decline of the Church of England.

— D H Lawrence (1885-1930); staggering to think how prophetic such a twisted and messed up man was. Kyrie Eleison.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

European men are soft and irresponsible...

...says the Danish journalist below, following the tepid response that German men had to the recent sexual abuse many of their women received at the hands of Muslim men. The sad thing is the interviewer doesn't really want to consider this painful reality and instead pretends there isn't any problem. When is Europe going to wake up?