Articles

The following articles represent a journey that we (myself and my wife, Caz) have walked since choosing to live our lives outside of what some might call the normal Christian life – that is, regular attendance to a single church and all the associated traditions.

They also represent my own spiritual awakening which has come about as a result of God leading us into a place of hardship and difficulty. He did this, we believe, in order to test what is in our hearts towards Him. See Deuteronomy chapter eight.

Because this awakening and these experiences happened in a chronological fashion, what we believed and understood at the beginning of the journey is often very different to what we understand today.

I have chosen not to go back and edit any of the articles in order to reflect what God has taught us along the way. Instead, all articles remain exactly as they were when they were written.

If you choose to read the articles in order, you will experience a candid examination of our own lives, as well as an appraisal of the state of the church today. I must qualify that what I now understand of God has led me to a place where that appraisal of the church is actually judgement on my part. And whilst I have repented of it and purpose to not judge the church again, I believe it is right to leave the articles in tact, judgement included, to act as a reminder to me not to do that again, and to persuade others not to do it at all.

I have been made aware, by way of a strong conviction, that what Yeshua said on the subject of judgement – ‘judge not, that you be not judged’ (Matthew 7:1) provides a very good reason not to do so. If I judge the church, am I not as guilty of sin as the church itself? Therefore, hiding behind the banner of being an  apologist provides no protection from the judgement of God. In fact, I have come to the conclusion that to find fault in the church is not the role of any living man or woman. It remains the role exclusively of the Holy Spirit.

I have been, at times, deeply critical of certain aspects and practices of the church, and whilst my conclusions may well be right in the light of Scripture, I am unable to justify my position in the light of Yeshua’s words. I deeply regret judging anyone or any part of the church during this journey. God has since shown me that there is a better way, and it is that path which I now seek to tread.

If you want to download any of these articles as PDFs I am in the process of compiling and converting them. I will get them all done eventually. In the meantime you should try the Downloads page, where you will find the ones I have converted so far.

Articles – In Chronological Order:

Why Are We Doing This? (25th March 2015)

Growing in God (4th April 2015)

I’m All In… (6th April 2015)

The Road Ahead (13th April 2015)

Courage Under Fire (16th April 2015)

What Is Church? – Part One (19th April 2015)

What Is Church? – Part Two (26th April 2015)

The Trouble With Sheep (28th April 2015)

What Is Church? – Part Three (3rd May 2015)

What Is Church? – Part Four (10th May 2015)

What Is Church? – Part Five (17th May 2015)

Before Revival, Reform (23rd May 2015)

Stretch Out Your Hand (31st May 2015)

The Taming Of The Tongue – Part One (8th June 2015)

Thus Said The Lord (14th June 2015)

Forgiveness – Part One (21st June 2015)

No Signs? No Wonder! (28th June 2015)

Total Forgiveness – Part 2a (12th July 2015)

The IF Statement (22nd July 2015)

A Job Lot Of Trouble (26th July 2015)

Fed By Ravens (28th July 2015)

Formula HS (31st July 2015)

Resistance Is NOT Useless (6th August 2015)

A Declaration Of War (14th August 2015)

Whom Do You (Really) Serve? (19th August 2015)

Who Do You Think You Are? (25th August 2015)

Keep It Simple, Stupid (30th August 2015)

Back To Basics (6th September 2015)

Increase Your Yield (14th September 2015)

Do Not Be Deceived (18th September 2015)

Jehovah Jireh – My Provider (26th September 2015)

Water From The Rock (2nd October 2015)

Walk The Line (7th October 2015)

Let There Be Light (12th October 2015)

Take The Pain (17th October 2015)

Breaking Good (4th November 2015)

Let It Be…As You Say… (10th November 2015)

We Need To Talk About Jezebel (12th November 2015)

Some Like It Hot (24th November 2015)

The Shape Of Things To Come (1st December 2015)

Lost In Translation (9th December 2015)

A Sabbath Day’s Journey (27th December 2015)

The Storehouse Of The Heart (2nd January 2016)

A Tale Of Two Tents – Part One (14th January 2016)

A Tale Of Two Tents – Part Two (17th January 2016)

What’s In A Name? (18th January 2016)

Silver And Gold (4th February 2016)

Other Gods (19th February 2016)

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (26th February 2016)

The Two Kingdoms (7th March 2016)

Waiting For God(O.T.) (11th March 2016)

Prophet Vs Profit (13th March 2016)

Everything Must Go (14th March 2016)

The Politics Of Greed (18th March 2016)

Much That Once Was (25th March 2016)

Myth Busters #1 – Revival (4th April 2016)

Don’t Worry…Be Happy (13th April 2016)

Myth Busters #2 – Suffering And Hardship (5th May 2016)

Make No Provision (10th May 2016)

Afflict Your Soul (18th May 2016)

A Lament For The Church (25th May 2016)

Myth Busters #3 – Signs & Wonders (26th May 2016)

Myth Busters #4 – Tithing (31st May 2016)

The Next Step… (5th June 2016)

In Or Out? A Christian Perspective (8th June 2016)

Myth Busters #5 – Was The Law Nailed To The Cross? (9th June 2016)

The Ancient Pathway (23rd June 2016)

How To Choose A Leader (30th June 2016)

There Is Victory In Surrender – Part One (12th July 2016)

There Is Victory In Surrender – Part Two (14th July 2016)

There Is Victory In Surrender – Part Three (17th July 2016)

Out Of The Strong (20th July 2016)

The New Pharisees (27th July 2016)

There Is Victory In Surrender – Part Four (27th July 2016)

A Different Spirit (31st July 2016)

Learning To Fly (3rd August 2016)

The Parable Of The Sower (9th August 2016)

O You Foolish Galatians! (16th August 2016)

Beware The Leaven (22nd August 2016)

But Not So You (24th August 2016)

The House That God Built (2nd September 2016)

The Name of God (2nd November 2016)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part One (13th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Two (14th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Three (14th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Four (16th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Five (17th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Six (19th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Seven (21st January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Eight (22nd January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Nine (24th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Ten (25th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Eleven (27th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Twelve (29th January 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Thirteen (1st February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Fourteen (2nd February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Fifteen (4th February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Sixteen (6th February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Seventeen (7th February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Eighteen (8th February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Nineteen (9th February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Twenty (14th February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Twenty One (19th February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Twenty Two (22nd February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Part Twenty Three (26th February 2017)

The Mixing of the Seed – Conclusion (26th February 2017)

Myth Busters #6 – Are We Still Subject to the Law? (23rd March 2017)

In the Scales of a Just God (24th March 2017)

The Biggest Picture (5th April 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Part One (8th April 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Part Two (12th April 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Part Three (21st April 2017)

David’s Fallen Tent (24th April 2017)

Hidden In Plain Sight (28th April 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Part 2a (1st May 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Part Four (5th May 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Part Five (9th May 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Part Six (14th May 2017)

What Would It Take? (24th May 2017)

Acceptance Speech (28th May 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Part Seven (2nd June 2017)

Dust In The Soul (13th June 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Part Eight (16th June 2017)

Inside Out (21st June 2017)

What Is Spirit? – Part One (7th July 2017)

What Is Spirit? Part Two (14th July 2017)

What is Spirit? Part Three (18th July 2017)

The Final Kingdom – Conclusions (25th July 2017)

What Is Discipleship? – Part One (9th August 2017)

What Is Discipleship? – Part Two (14th August 2017)

What Is Discipleship? – Part Three (15th August 2017)

What Is Discipleship? – Part Four (16th August 2017)

What Is Discipleship? – Part Five (22nd August 2017)

Living By Faith – Part One (7th September 2017)

Living By Faith – Part Two (8th September 2017)

Living By Faith – Part Three (21st September 2017)

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