Tag: New Testament

Not Peace, but a Sword

Jesus on the cross statue

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground… Continue Reading “Not Peace, but a Sword”

Bible in One Year Challenge

An open Bible

When I’m talking to people about Christianity and about why I decided to follow Jesus, I often suggest that they commit to reading the New Testament. I realise that the Bible is a big book (or rather, collection of books) but I tell people… Continue Reading “Bible in One Year Challenge”

The Ten Commandments

Moses holding a stone tablet and pointing

According to the Bible, the Ten Commandments (or ‘Decalogue’) were given to Moses at Mount Sinai after he led the Jewish people out of their captivity in Egypt. In preparation for receiving the commandments, Moses fasted (no food or water) for 40 days and… Continue Reading “The Ten Commandments”

Colossians 3:12-17

An abstract painting with the word 'Colossians' in ornate typography

Just a quick post to share with you a wonderful passage of scripture that offers guidance about how we should live our lives. This New Testament passage, written by Paul in his letter to the Colossians, seems to convey the heart of the gospel… Continue Reading “Colossians 3:12-17”

‘Simply Jesus’ by Tom Wright (book review)

Tom Wright wearing a dog collar with bookshelves behind him

My Christian faith is constantly challenged by the rational view I have of God.  Nevertheless, I find myself wanting to immerse myself in theological writing, as I find discussions about Jesus fascinating, and there is no doubt that Jesus is such an important figure… Continue Reading “‘Simply Jesus’ by Tom Wright (book review)”