I would like to share with you a guest post written by a member of our New Eden community. Her name is Cheryl Colford and she has written a reflection for Advent on Matthew 3:1-12. John the Baptist is such a fascinating character. He's wild and untamed, yet Jesus says plainly that John is the … Continue reading Naked Hope
Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. Then what did you go out to see? … Continue reading What Does Elijah Have to Do With Advent?
Sometimes we need silence. Sometimes we need music. Sometimes we need to travel. It reminds me of that famous verse from scripture that the Byrds brought back into the public's mind. It originally comes from the Book of Ecclesiastes.
Today is Reign of Christ Sunday, the last day in the church calendar. The full and official title for this day is The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and we are meant to reflect upon the authority of Jesus over both heaven and earth. It is a revolutionary concept to … Continue reading Christ the King: What Does It Mean To Have Authority?
It is when we allow ourselves to step out of our own thoughts and observe them as if we were a third person that we can truly gain the perspective to understand our own enslavement and begin to dismantle the chains we have wrapped around our own beings.
Peace is a big topic, it is arguably the single thing that Jesus came to teach us about and bring forth into the world. He was, after all, the Prince of Peace. Peace is the end goal of everything he taught. As Christians it is where we should set our sights, it should always be … Continue reading Peace in the World and Peace Within
I believe humanity has a massive and beautiful untapped potential and by God’s grace and our own commitment and faith it can be released from the bondage we ourselves have placed it in. So be holy, don’t be timid, or sceptical about it, just be holy. Start right now, there is no reason to wait.
The reality of life on Earth is that cultures and religions which once existed, at least seemingly, separately from one another now live intermingled in greatly diverse communities. The necessity for inter-faith dialogue is no longer a question of the interaction between nations, but the interaction between next door neighbours
It is less something you do as something you become. This is what Paul meant when he taught us to pray without ceasing. This is the prayer that envelopes our entire being. This is the prayer all the others were preparing us for.
Have you felt a longing for something deeper but don't know what to do about it? Have you read about Christian meditation but feel like you don't really know how to get started? You're not alone.