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Nailing Easter – Warning: “Confronting Message”

Nailing Easter – Warning: “Confronting Message”

Do you know what really scares me about Easter?

It’s that we’ve sanitised it. Cleaned it up. Turned it into a nice little religious celebration … and in doing so, I wonder whether we’re not completely missing the point.

I struggled as to whether I should use this confronting image on this blog post to depict what happened on ‘Good Friday’. I struggled with it because I thought I might offend someone. I struggled with it because I thought it might be hard for you to look at.

But then … Easter is offensive. Easter is difficult to look at. That’s what it is.

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5 Steps Closer to God – Taking Step 1

5 Steps Closer to God – Taking Step 1

Sometimes we imagine that God is a million miles away … or at least, that’s how it feels. The thing is, it’s just not true!

Some years ago, I wrote a short book called How to Get Close to God.  The truths that I discovered in God’s Word about being close to Him (or not) were so simple, so straightforward and so direct, that I was a little embarrassed even to call it a “book”.

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