Ethics: Confessions

Recent experiences have me thinking about ethics in the church and in church ministry in particular. Hence I have started working on a new series on ethics and implications for church life. Today I want to focus on the role of ethics and confession in keeping us in good relational standing with one another. Jam […]

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Lamentations Song released online

Here it is! Lamentations Song is now on YouTube for your viewing and listening pleasure! We had fun putting this lyric video together. Most of the photos were taken in a little place called Little Beach, an out-of-the-way intimate bay hidden somewhere on the south tip of WA. We stumbled upon it while on holiday […]

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Lamentations Song

Here’s the story behind the writing of “Lamentations Song.” One favourite Old Testament passage for me is from the third chapter of the book of Lamentations. I believe it is quite a well-known passage but I will quote it here anyway: God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. […]

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True Lamentations – Conclusions

I have written more than I originally intended about this topic. It has opened up more aspects of Christian living, and of human living, than I first realised. It has been intriguing unpacking these ideas further. I have also received some interesting comments from readers in response to this series on lamentations. One reader noted […]

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True Lamentations – Part 4: Healing

We are often tempted to think in terms of formulas when it comes to healing. You can see it in all the self-help books out there: “7 steps to total enlightenment” and “How to avoid making any mistakes ever again.” I jest, but you get the point. After a period of intense and prolonged lamentation, […]

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