Christ & the Presence of God in the Old Testament

One of my favourite children’s Bible story books is The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. The pictures are fascinating and the prose is warm. Her aim is to help children see the centrality of Jesus from beginning to the end of the Bible story. She writes,...

Christ in the Psalms ~ Gary Prickett

If Proverbs is the biblical version of “Twitter”, as Pastor Andrew wrote last week, then the Book of Psalms is the bible’s hymnal and prayer book. It is a long-cherished book by Christians. The bible is about God, inspired by God’s Spirit, and written to us: in other...

Christ in the Sayings of Proverbs ~ Andrew Hall

If you’ve ever ventured onto the online social media platform Twitter, you will find random thoughts from users across the world. Some post about politics. Others comment on religion. There are those who like memes while others react to comments with the latest gif....

Christ in the Themes of Scripture ~ Gary Prickett

A simple definition of ‘theme’ is an idea that recurs in, or pervades, a work of art or literature. Consider Lord of the Rings. Frodo’s singular objective is to destroy the one ring in the fires of Mount Doom. Tolkien places this in the context of a journey, but also...

Christ and the Commands ~ Andrew Hall

What comes to mind when you think of rules or laws? In this anti-authority age, it is natural for our minds to think of rules and laws as oppressive, restrictive, and limiting freedom. But maybe what we think about rules and laws reveals more about us and our cultural...

Christ in Creation ~ Andrew Hall

“In the beginning…” These words open the Bible story. And they have also opened up a number of debates about creation. For much of my Christian life, the account of creation in Genesis 1 and 2 was the primary battleground about the origins of the world. It has raised...