QUESTION: Wedding Ceremonies

The state may think it important to regulate marriage ceremonies, but is that a good reason for the church to be involved too? After all, a marriage ceremony is not a biblical requirement, and the biblical list of prohibited relationships is very different to the...

QUESTION: The Poor and Christmas

If Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, then why do our Christian welfare agencies include special food and presents in their Christmas hampers? Wouldn’t it be better if people were taught that it is OK to abstain from the things that are unnecessary which they...

KID’S TALK: The Man Who Loved Waiting

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Do you like waiting? Do you like standing in queues, waiting to be served? Do you like staying at home, waiting in, because someone is expected to come? Do you like waiting for some special event to arrive? Well, if you’re anything like me, you...

QUESTION: How Well do Christians Blend In?

How well do Christians blend in to society? Can you tell who is a Christian and who isn’t? Because you should. Jesus didn’t blend in at all. Indeed, he challenged many things that people loved and held dear, for the priority of a relationship with their creator....

QUESTION: Decision Making in the Church

I find the habit of making decisions in church to be very odd. After all, when in the Bible did the church elect leaders or make decisions by popular vote? Surely the emphasis should be on seeking the mind of God. In which case, there should be no need for a vote at...

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