It's been 20 years since the attacks on the World Trade Centres in New York. I had just turned 10 years old and I remember coming in the house after school to pictures of billowing smoke coming from the twin towers on the TV. Sirens sounding everywhere. Tears falling from distraught onlookers and the shock… Continue reading 20 Years on from 9/11 – What Can We Do?
Like many, I woke up to the news that there had been deadly explosions in Brussels. Two at the airport. One at the metro station near the heart of the European Union. Isis have claimed responsibility. Another coordinated attack. Paris attacks come swiftly back to mind. Fear is trying to get a foothold. Its grip… Continue reading Brussels: Hope This Easter
Today I came face to face with my fears. I came across a giant beetle in the house, minding its own business. Normally, it is spiders in the house that instill fear within me. They get my heart racing. I sweat. I cry. I tremble. Turns out it's not just spiders. This beast of a… Continue reading What Does A Beetle & The 7/7 Bombings Have In Common?
As a response to the growing persecution globally of the Christian faith and followers of Christ, I have felt led to write a short series on Christian Martyrdom. Remember, I am not a theologian and this is not meant to be a piece of academic prose. I am merely a curious child of the Living… Continue reading Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #5: The 21
Writing on the subject of martyrdom is a grand feat and it is a topic that I have felt compelled to examine. With frequent stories of ISIS persecuting and executing people because of their faith, it seems like an appropriate time to look back at those who were martyred for their faith in the bible… Continue reading Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #1
The Harry Potter stories were part of my youth. Reading about a young boy who was a wizard named Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger inspired my imagination. Never once did I convert to the dark arts or worship any other God. I understand several Christians were apprehensive about this… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Rise of the Radicals