“The Social Dilemma” Dilemma

Cheryl and I finally broke our No-Netflix policy in our household last Friday night to check out The Social Dilemma. It’s a docudrama filled with former employees of big tech companies confessing their involvement in shaping how tech giants like Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others operate today. In a nutshell, they warn us: social […]

Rachel’s tears, our hope

She is sitting at home. There’s peals of laughter as children play on the street outside. Her son sits in his chair – he’s itching to join in, but he’s not quite learned how to walk yet. She strokes his hair, smiles, and offers him another spoonful, and wonders what the evening will bring. A […]

Don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife?

A common understanding of Joseph’s dilemma when he discovers Mary is pregnant is that it puts him in two minds about whether or not to go ahead with marrying her. We usually read Matthew 1:19 through modern lenses and suppose Joseph here is wondering whether to call off the engagement. For example, the New Living […]

Life in the shape (μορφή) of Christ

Our home church in Howick began preaching through Paul’s letter to the Philippians through lockdown. Reading it through, I’ve been struck afresh at how often Paul talks about form, likeness and imitation as part and parcel of the Christian life. In particular, there’s a beautiful thread that emerges when you follow where the lexeme (word […]

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