The Forgotten Arts, part 9. Biblical confession is a collision of two things: knowing the radical depths of your sin, and knowing the radical depths of God’s mercy.
The Forgotten Arts, part 8. When we celebrate with others it can do something that cannot be achieve alone. It can help complete our joy.
The Forgotten Arts, part 7. Do we genuinely approach God with reverence? Is reverence and fear the same thing? And how do we understand ‘the fear of the Lord’, which the Bible affirms as good, with a God who ‘is … Continue reading “Reverence”
The Forgotten Arts, part 6. How do we practice spending time on our own, with God, to deepen our relationship with Him?
The Forgotten Arts, part 5. Taking a day of rest is not just good for us. It is an act of worship, and one that causes transformation in our lives.
The Forgotten Arts, part 4. When we regularly meditate on Scripture, we feed our minds and souls with the thing it needs most. As in Psalm 1 we become like “a tree planted by streams of water”, yeilding fruit and … Continue reading “Scripture”
The Forgotten Arts, part 3. We give out of joy because God has given so much to us. As John 3:16 says “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son”.
The Forgotten Arts, part 2. In the words of John Wesley “some have exalted religious fasting beyond all Scripture and reason; and others have utterly disregarded it.” Fasting is very much a forgotten art in 21st Century Britain, but there’s … Continue reading “Fasting”
The Forgotten Arts, part 1. Prayer welcomes us into a place where we start to think the thoughts of God, desire what He desires and love what He loves.