You're not alone and everything is going to be OK

You're not alone and everything is going to be OK

I met with a group of young Christians on the weekend to discuss the topic of loneliness. We each asked the question, "Where is Jesus when we feel lonely?" and I invited them to do a journaling exercise. We began by asking God to give us the name of someone we knew, who was lonely. Then we asked God what he would want that person to know. Matias got my name, and here’s what God told us both.

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What virtual reality taught me about sin and death

What virtual reality taught me about sin and death

Once you're wearing your VR gear, you have roughly 9 square metres to explore. But of course, you're not exploring that space at all, you're exploring a virtual world that only you can see. It's fantastic escapism, but I think sin operates in our lives in very much the same way. When we choose to sin we experience another reality, and in this other reality God feels distant to us. It feels profoundly real to the human experiencing it, but God hasn't changed position at all. 

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He gets us ready

He gets us ready

Today I watched YouTube videos to figure out how to cut my son's hockey stick down to size, and two girls from down the street came over to show me how to put all his gear on in the right order.  I was reminded of our good Father, who provides the equipment, the training, and the community to prepare us for new adventures. Our challenge is to figure out how to have fun while we get ready. 

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What Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. tells us about the heart of God

What Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. tells us about the heart of God

This post includes massive spoilers for the movie Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2. I'm not talking about minor plot details, I'm talking BIG SPOILERY SPOILERS... secrets will be revealed. So don't read on if you haven't seen the film or don't want it to be ruined. Ready? Dive in.

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