Christians Need Religion

This is not the first time I have written on the false choice Christians in my circles are told to make, again and again, between ‘religion’ and ‘relationship.’ In 2016 I wrote a similar post in which I argued that this false dichotomy has caused charismatics/evangelical Christians to push away traditional rituals and practices that millions…

Religion or Relationship?

This post is something that I’ve been thinking about for a little while, but haven’t really had in my mind enough to feel the need to write down until today. The trigger was this excellent article highlighting the positive side of traditionally ‘religious’ practices. Fr. Stewart, who wrote the article, acknowledged the need for a…

A Personal Reflection (Being With God)

It struck me earlier that it’s not enough to promise God that I’ll spend more time with him. It is not enough for me to say that I’ll give over more of my day to him, that I’ll try to think about him more. The sentiment behind it might be sound enough – knowing that…

Christianity and the Internet: the Modern Age

Some people say that the internet is a bad thing for Christianity. They say that it makes Christians more shallow and breaks up healthy communities as people reject normal church in favour of a ‘make your own church’ using downloaded sermons and studio produced worship music. I agree that it’s not a great idea to…