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An Unsettling Story About Money

An Unsettling Story About Money

How attached are you to your wealth, whatever “wealth” means in your context?

Well, the results of our Honest Answers Quick Poll are in, so I’d like to share them with you, together what is, to my mind, one of the most unsettling stories about money in the Bible. 

Are you ready?

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The Missional Power of Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness

The Missional Power of Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness

We’ve all heard that phrase random acts of kindness. It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But today, I want to share something much, much more powerful with you.

Not-so-random acts of kindness. Deliberate acts of kindness.

I recently spent 3 days with a man for whom kindness is a way of life. And what I saw, blew me away.

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You Can’t Juggle Chainsaws

You Can’t Juggle Chainsaws

Let’s face it – you and I, we can’t juggle chainsaws can we? Don’t believe me, then watch the video in this post.

We wouldn’t dream of firing up three chainsaws and juggling them. So – here’s the bit that I find intriguing – why do we try such a crazy stunt with the “chainsaws” in our lives? 

You may be wondering – “What the blazes is Berni on about this time?”

We’ll get to that, but first I dare you to watch this video!

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How to Get More Out of Your Parents

How to Get More Out of Your Parents

Most kids spend most of their time trying to squeeze as much out of their parents as possible. Especially teenagers. But did you know that God has a plan for them to get much, much more blessing from their parents than they ever imagined possible? It’s true!!

So if you have kids, share this blog post with them. Tell ’em – it’ll work every time!

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Family Distractions

Family Distractions

These days there are so many distractions – social media, smartphones, tablet computers … iThis and iThat – that families are falling apart. Dads answering their mobile phone during dinner, kids texting, mothers internet shopping. How is a family meant to hang together these days? Well, there are some simple answers!

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The Blessing of a Peaceful Home

The Blessing of a Peaceful Home

If God offered you anything you wanted in this world, anything at all, what would you ask for? Tough question. Takes a bit of thinking about. A new car? A bigger house? Good health? A long life? There are so many things to choose from. What would you choose?

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The Sort of Giving that Gets God Excited

The Sort of Giving that Gets God Excited

Well, my last blog post – Why I Don’t Believe in Tithing – certainly set the cat amongst the pigeons, with some lively discussion to and fro – which is awesome. Some people of course remain unconvinced – they see tithing as an important part of being a Christian.

I don’t, because I believe that grace opens the door to a whole new level of giving. A “New Covenant” alternative if you like, to the legalism of the tithe. Here’s what I’m talking about …

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