Mardi Gras is not the Gospel

Now, I think you all already know that, but let me explain… As part of our tour of the US we are now in New Orleans staying with my Stand Firm blogging colleague Jackie. Today, was Mardi Gras and we had a great time going to watch a parade. If you’ve never been to a parade (which […]

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how to do Lent properly

Joshua has a great observation In other words, your Lenten discipline should not be arbitrary. If you have a problem with lust, don’t give up chocolate. Give up whatever it is that leads you into lustful behaviour.And don’t just give it up for Lent, use Lent to give it up forever. Likewise, if you take […]

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Claiming Grace - Embracing the Past

I've been thinking a little recently about what it means to respond to grace, claim forgiveness and then to speak to others of that grace. There's a tendency amongst some to claim that God's forgiveness in Christ means that they simply don't have to talk about the past any more. In one sense that's true, […]

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