Living With Misunderstanding – Mary

Living With Misunderstanding – Mary

Recently I wrote this article for Christian Today. A church advertised their Christmas production with the tagline, “My fiancé is pregnant and I’m not the father.” We don’t often think about the apparently scandalous nature of the Christmas story. We’ve...
Evidence-based Christianity – Rahab

Evidence-based Christianity – Rahab

Recently I wrote this article for Christian Today. Every day we exercise faith based on evidence. We sit on a chair without checking its structural integrity. We exercise faith in the person who made the chair and the evidence that other people have sat on it. We...
The Cinderella Experience – Ruth

The Cinderella Experience – Ruth

This article first appeared on Christian Today Once upon a time, a beautiful young woman falls on hard times as a result of a tragic death in her family. She is forced into manual labour. Then a complete reversal occurs. She fortuitously meets a wealthy,...
The uncomfortableness of Christmas

The uncomfortableness of Christmas

Recently, I wrote this article for Christian Today about Christmas. This year Christmas will probably be uncomfortable. Depending on where you live in the world, it may be uncomfortable because family and relatives aren’t allowed to hug, will only see each...
Women in the Bible

Women in the Bible

This is the last in the series of Women in the Bible. Even though there are  other stories about women. There’s Miriam, the prophet. “Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing”...
Women in the Bible

Women in the Bible : Junias

There is only one mention of Junias, in the Bible, but it’s quite insightful: “Greet Andronicus and Junias, my relatives who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles and they were in Christ before I was” (Romans 16:7). Junias was...
Women in the Bible

Women in the Bible : Priscilla

Paul first meets Priscilla and Aquila in Corinth. They were tent makers when Paul meets them but they travel with him to Ephesus where they stay when Paul moves on. Priscilla’s name is almost always listed before her husband’s which was quite unusual in that culture....