Genesis 21:8-21

Other times we can find ourselves doing a Sarah – acting out of fear, insecurity and other pretty unflattering motivations, if we are honest. And although God can, and does, redeem our foolish mistakes (and Lord knows I make plenty), the consequences may live on. Sarah didn’t cope well with the consequences of her actions, and Hagar’s distress was the result. … More Genesis 21:8-21

Matthew 17:1-9

If we take the claims of the Bible seriously, then Jesus as Good Teacher, Jesus as Inspiring Example, simply are not options. (And if we don’t take the Bible seriously, we need to ask ourselves if the God we worship is the one revealed by the word-made-flesh in the word-made-paper, or a more convenient one made in our own image.) … More Matthew 17:1-9

Isaiah 11:1-10

“Don’t judge me!” says my daughter as she guiltily stuffs a second muffin in her mouth. Our culture takes a dim view of judging. Look at the words linked with it: Judgement Day, judgemental, prejudice.

Did she mean ‘judge’, though? … More Isaiah 11:1-10