Category Archives: When All is Not Bright and Beautiful: Suffering, Christians and the Bible

A study on what the bible has to say for Christians who are suffering and struggling with anything, and how we can live for Christ in hard times

Disappointment vs Devastation

This is a post I wrote over at my personal blog back in November. I hope it brings you some encouragement. Dealing with disappointment can be so painful. I have had to deal with a lot of disappointment this year; … Continue reading

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Part 8: A Cloud of Witnesess

When I was a young boy, my head was filled with stories. Whenever I listened to my grandfather Alberto, he would always tell me tales of knights and castles, kings and crusades and all manner of things that a little … Continue reading

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Songs In the Night – An Article Response Part 2 (Isaiah 43:1-7)

This post opens with one of my most favourite passages from the entirety of the Bible ever, from the book of Isaiah, a book fraught with prophecies of a coming Messiah…. and promises that ring true to this day. This … Continue reading

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Before You Talk the Talk, You Gotta Walk the Walk- Why The Church is Slightly Fake Part 1

In my time hanging around churchood and various different men and women of faith, I have noticed a rather worrying trend within The Church currently; that they are slightly fake (note the title). I am going to compound and expand … Continue reading

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Part 7: All Things For The Good

I have held this one off for a while, because I have – truth be told – found this passage very hard to swallow of late. When all is bright and beautiful in the world, and all is right by … Continue reading

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Responding to Suffering

Firstly, I need to state that I’m not qualified to speak on suffering. I haven’t experienced prolonged or intense or debilitating injuries or illnesses, I haven’t suffered any serious misfortunes, and I haven’t been bereaved of anyone really close to … Continue reading

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Part 6: Suffering Together

It is a beautiful fact about humanity that most of us – regardless of our creeds, beliefs or personalities – try to help when we see someone who is suffering. It is a basic tenet of our being; we want … Continue reading

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My Testimony

Tonight I thought I would put something rather unusual up, and something I’ve never really written before: my testimony. Many people (if you knew me at random points or in some parts of my life, you were on of those … Continue reading

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Part 5: Groans Too Deep For Words

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of Christianity knows that prayer is something we do. It is our link with God, the act we are supposed to do at all times, without ceasing [1]. When Jesus walked the earth, He … Continue reading

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Part 4: Hope Unseen

What is hope? We mention hope a lot in almost every context known to man, but have you ever stopped and thought what we mean when we use the word? What do we mean when we say ‘hope’? When we … Continue reading

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