The life of the church needs both the eucharistic depth and the charismatic heights. Like jumping on a trampoline: your height is produced by your depth. You can’t have one without the other.
Is human life ultimately a comedy or a tragedy? Does it end ‘happily ever after’ or does it finish in disaster? A lot of views of the world teach that life is indeed a tragedy, but the Christian faith holds a very different view.
Part 7. Jesus is a fully emotional person, and lives a very rich and colourful emotional life. Experiencing emotions is not a barrier to Godliness. Instead, we can learn to use them well for the good of ourselves and others.
Part 3. Most of us don’t like to think of ourselves as sheep. We prefer to think of ourselves as rugged, sovereign, independent, I-did-it-my-way individuals. But the lives we lead and the choices we make are suspiciously similar to everyone around us.
Part 1. If you’re new to Christianity, you may not know much about what Christians believe and do, but one thing you probably do know is that Jesus Christ is at the centre.
Part 8. Although there are so many different branches of Christianity, there is ultimately one universal Church, spread out across the entire globe. We are all united as followers of Jesus, giving our lives to him through one baptism.
Part 6. You can believe many things about Jesus, but if you don’t have the resurrection you don’t have the gospel. The resurrection and ascension are both absolutely vital to Christianity.
Part 3. Jesus, the son, is not a created being. He is eternal, completely God, and of the same essence as the Father. If he was just a man he could never save us. It is only because he is totally and completely God that … Continue reading “Jesus: Begotten, not Made”
Part 9. The final chapter tells us that trouble is coming (for the righteous); there will be judgment (of the wicked); and there will be resurrection. The day is coming when all wrongs will be made right.