Archive | August, 2008

Being a Godly Man: In a relationship

23 Aug

Ok, lets get to the point. There are fewer greater feelings in the Christian life then finding ‘the one’ (is there such a thing? That’s a whole other post!). The spark of chemistry, finding new things out about each other, experiencing life or just vegging out together.

You find yourself smiling uncontrollably and look forward to the next time you will be seeing your sweetheart. And when you do your heart does a back-flip of gymnastic proportions.One minute you’re in your own little world, the next your part of a couple and a whole new world opens up.
Continue reading


Being a Godly Man: A Pure Mind

13 Aug

“We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more worries for a week or two….” Sure you might be grimacing in despair as you wonder how Cliff Richard managed to creep onto this blog – but we all know you were finishing off the rest of that line, at the very least attempting an impression of sir cliff.

You may have issues with Cliff Richards music (I can’t say I’m much of a fan), but you surely have respect for the man who is Mr. Pure? Existing in an industry that has money, women and the whole world thrown at you to fulfil your every desire, this man has led a somewhat shy life, out of the spotlight and free of accusations and gossip.

I struggle to write on this subject. You see, I can’t imagine Sir Cliff ever having the thoughts and struggles that I do. In fact I worry that I am alone in this struggle. The struggle of a pure mind.

Continue reading

Do all paths lead to God? The problem with religious pluralism

11 Aug

Well do all paths lead to God? I mean, there are many different religions out there – all telling you that they are correct, and that ‘spiritual enlightenment’ can be found in them.

Surely it would make sense that the paths of all world religions are all going in the same direction up the mountain to reach the same destination.

And if that is the case, then it matters not who you follow, whether it be Jesus Christ, Allah or Vishnu. This is known as religious pluralism. religious pluralism holds that no single religion can claim absolute authority to teach absolute truth, and that all faiths are searching for the same truths in different ways. Maybe this is where you are coming from.
Continue reading

Being a Godly Man: The importance

4 Aug

Yes that is a picture of ‘Anchormans’ Ron Burgundy in an article on being a Godly man. It wasn’t that I felt this blog was lacking a bit of ‘stay classy san diego’. He is heading up this post as, when I think about what it is to be a man of God, I have the spoof character of Ron burgundy, who embodies all that ‘real men’ should be, in my head. And who could resist with the mans ethos:

“I’m a man who invented the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That’s what kind of man I am. You’re just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a third the size of us. It’s science”.

As Christian men we are right to be put off by chauvinistic, proud, arrogant, masculinity. The world view of a ‘real man’ pushes, big muscles, big salaries and big personalities.
Continue reading