Highs and Lows

Being a Christian isn’t always the easiest thing in the world, even here in the West, where we face nothing like the trials our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world are facing. It’s not just about feeling like a Christian, whatever that means, it’s fundamentally about being given a new status as…

Choosing to Worship

I would be lying if I said that every time I go to church or a Christian event I actually want to be there and engage. Don’t get me wrong, I love both my churches here in Nottingham and back home, but I just don’t always feel up to it. I’ll be distracted, sometimes for…

Brightest Day: A New Name for the Site!

As of today, this blog is no longer called ‘Teenage Christian’. I’m not planning on bringing in major changes to how I do things with this change of name, but I do want to use it as a way to refocus and to reassess what I’m trying to do with this blog. Originally I was…

The Most Important Thing…

Most Christians (and probably non-Christians) are familiar with the Biblical teaching not to worship other gods. This instruction appears in the Ten Commandments and is a constant stumbling block for the Israelites throughout the Old Testament. In the New Testament, Jesus urges his followers to give themselves completely to God. The flipside of this is…

Book Review – The Life of Pi

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book which has divided my opinion of it as much as Yann Martel’s award winning ‘The Life of Pi’ has. I reacted very differently to different aspects of this book, which is why I am dividing this post into three sections so that I can keep my thoughts…

A Part of my Testimony

This Sunday at church I was asked to give my testimony, with the additional theme of why Jesus is the best gift of all for me. I’ve edited it a bit so that it makes sense out of the context of the service, but I thought I would post it on here. This is a…