Matthew’s Jesus: the Jewish King

First impressions are important. They don’t tell the whole story, but it’s hard to move too far away from your initial perception of a new person. It follows that how a character is introduced to you in a book is also incredibly important. You can learn a lot about what the author is trying to…

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…

Can a Help Become a Hindrance?

As part of my Christian faith, I believe that it’s not what you do that enables you to be saved, it’s what you believe. The catch is that what you do will reflect what you believe. As the New Testament writer James says, ‘faith by itself, if not accompanied by action, is dead’ (James 2:17)….