On Wolves and Sheep

On Wolves and Sheep

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Jesus in Matthew 7:15) “Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock, of which the Holy Spirit had made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I […]

Jesus on Toxic Leadership

Jesus on Toxic Leadership

The topic of leadership culture is getting a lot of attention at the moment, no doubt because of examples where leadership is abused and unhealthy practices are happening in spiritual settings. The conversation is not a new one, and it is something that Jesus addressed with the religious leaders of his own day. Matthew 23 […]

10 Books For 2024

10 Books For 2024

Towards the end of last year, I saw a lot of posts doing the rounds where people shared their favourite books that they had read in 2023. I thought I would flip this concept on its head and share some of the books that I intend to read in 2024. The Care of Souls (by Harold […]

The Working Boy Done Good

The Working Boy Done Good

Often the life of Jesus is ignored. The ancient creeds say that he ‘was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate’, as though the thirty years in between aren’t worth mentioning (so because you and I were neither born of a virgin nor suffered for the sins of the world, would that make us irrelevant too?). More modern theologians explain that the reason Jesus’ humanity matters is so that he was qualified to die for us. There is truth in this, but the life and humanity of Jesus also matters in its own right.