Being a Godly Man: Attracting a Christian girl

7 Sep

Does everybody seem to be hanging around in two’s? does it seem like the whole world has already paired up and you are the only one left standing? I bet it seems like the whole world is in couples! Welcome to singledom!

So this is your situation. Everyone seems to have a partner but you. You’d like to have one. I mean, you’ve been waiting patiently on God. You’ve been faithful and trust him and his promises. Surely there’s someone out there for you, but they’re not just going to fall from the sky into your lap are they??!!! Be great if they did, but I’m sure there’s some health and safety issues with that concept.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Speak up God, I can’t hear you!

30 Jul

I have a five year old nephew, he’s great. He has a great love of life, constantly wants to play, I honestly don’t know where he gets his energy from.

The only problem is, is that he’s at the age of asking questions. Obviously this is great, because you know his brain is soaking everything in. It does however, test my patience threshold. Why? Why? Why? But why? Of course my  “because it just does!”, holds no weight with my nephew. He is always after answers.

But I am exactly the same with my Father God, I need answers and I need them that exact minute. Not only that, but it seems that when I’m looking for direction from God, I need something that’s on the scale of Moses’ burning bush or God speaking to Job through the storm. Christians sometimes find it difficult to determine God’s will for their lives in certain situations, Gideon had his fleece, come on God, give me something!
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Faithful Dave

26 Jul

A good friend of mine called Dave has up until recently been on the fabric team at his church. He provides me with much amusement as he recounts how, he’s not very good at using power sanders, and causes the leaders of the team to pull their hair out in frustration, as Dave struggles to flex his DIY muscle. The church is in a period of restoration and I find myself laughing as Dave tells me the only responsibility he is allowed to have, is screwing in light bulbs.

Of course, the majority of the situation is jest. The church and the fabric team are glad he has been involved (if its for nothing more than his acute sense of humour). Dave will freely admit DIY isn’t his strong suit.
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