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Hopeful Intentionality—Toward Your Husband

Hopeful Intentionality—Toward Your Husband

As he continues to apply his exhortation to “abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul” (2:11), Peter addresses the realm of the home. Specifically, he addresses the way that believing wives should behave toward their unbelieving...
Hopeful Intentionality—Toward Employers

Hopeful Intentionality—Toward Employers

Some thirty years ago, I was in our front yard at home when I overheard a very loud disagreement between one of the neighbour children and his mother. I forget the precise cause of the disagreement, but I distinctly remember the boy at one point shouting, “Children...
Hopeful Intentionality—Toward Government

Hopeful Intentionality—Toward Government

We saw yesterday that honourable Christian living requires intentionality, which covers every area of life. Peter encouraged his readers to ensure that both their inner and outer lives honoured God (2:11–12). In what follows, he applies this truth to several spheres,...
Using the Light

Using the Light

I vividly remember a 2013 audition on Britain’s Got Talent by Hungarian shadow theatre company Attraction. Skilfully utilising a blend of light and shadow, the team put on an emotional production telling the story of a young couple meeting, falling in love, marrying,...
Sunday Submission

Sunday Submission

The dreaded announcement has come: Government restrictions on religious gatherings have been tightened. Churches are now limited to 250 persons for outdoor gatherings and 100 persons for indoor gatherings. This has presented the elders with another COVID-challenge:...
Patient Submission

Patient Submission

“Enough already!” Is that how you feel after 139 days of lockdown? I think it’s true that most of us have done well abiding by the government’s restrictions concerning curfews, family visits, church gatherings, protocols at work, wearing of masks, and, (I hope!), the...