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Idolising Comfort

Idolising Comfort

In their groundbreaking book, The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt argue that good intentions and bad ideas are a recipe for disaster. The authors examine the harmful effects of overprotecting children and young adults by idolising...
Idolising Affluence

Idolising Affluence

Every Christian struggles to keep God foremost in his or her affections and there are a plethora of gods competing for that affection. One god frequently towers above all others across cultures and throughout time. Affluence is a god we are all tempted to worship....
Idolising Knowledge

Idolising Knowledge

The age in which we live is, in access to knowledge, unprecedented. More than any generation before ours, we have the knowledge of the world at our fingertips. The smartphone gives instant access to all the knowledge ever gained by humankind with a few swipes of the...
Unburdened

Unburdened

The prophet Isaiah frequently contrasted the true God with the false gods of the nations. As Israel experienced punishment for their sin, God time and again reminded them that he is the true God while the idols that they worshipped, and the idols of the foreign...
Lord, Be My Vision

Lord, Be My Vision

We have spent a good amount of time, on and off, studying 1 John. We have observed in this letter that John’s readers were being threatened by false teaching that presented a superficial view of Jesus Christ. John writes to combat this false teaching. He concludes his...
The Names of God: Elohei Haelohim

The Names of God: Elohei Haelohim

It might surprise you to learn that the Old Testament is not set in a world of monotheism. This is not to say that the Old Testament teaches the existence of other gods (see Isaiah 45:5; 43:11), but simply that it was written in a world in which the existence of other...