Standard Post With Shortcode Goodies

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With several dozen of the best looking Shortcodes around, we wanted to give you a sample of the many high-end Shortcodes built into X. We’ve grouped some together so this isn’t a super long post, however for a complete list with demos and examples of each, be sure to head over to our Shortcodes page. Vivamus sagittis lacus vel augue … Read More

Standard Post With No Featured Image

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Sometimes you just want to type. No messing with images. Here’s what a post would look like with no featured image. Sometimes you just want to type. No messing with images. Here’s what a post would look like with no featured image. Sometimes you just want to type. No messing with images. Here’s what a post would look like with no featured … Read More

What is the Gospel?

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I was at a meeting today where this question formed one of the presentations. It’s also something I’ve been throwing around with our new CEO at TEAR Fund – what we believe it to be and the different ways it gets communicated. I’ve written on this before in a previous blog life and I may offer that at a later … Read More

Honouring a Good Friend

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On Sunday night I had the opportunity to visit Grace Vineyard in Christchurch. I went along to their CPIT Campus in the city, which is Pastored by my friend, Rocky Stocks (he’s in the middle of the above picture). I enjoyed it. Another good friend, Sam Harvey (in the front of the picture… and clearly that’s not me in the back), Pastors … Read More

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Gethsemane Prayer

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Imprisoned in the Gestapo cellar of Prinz Albrecht Strasse during WWII, Bonhoeffer penned his Gethsemane prayer, a poem titled Von guten Machten (By Kindly Power Surrounded). It’s a short but wonderful poem. It’s a prayer of both thanksgiving and petition. The petition anticipated his execution at the hand of the Nazis. Sadly it was a bitter cup that he drank … Read More

Prelude to Military Intervention in Syria?

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The polls are showing the American people don’t want to be directly involved in the Syrian conflict in a military capacity. I’m guessing not many other countries want to be directly involved in such a way either. Both sides of the conflict are accusing the other of using chemical weapons. Obama seems to be walking a very careful path in terms … Read More

The Futility of Chasing Christian Celebrity

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Christ belongs to the lowly of heart, and not to those who would exalt themselves over His flock. 1 Clement 16:1 Tradition holds that Clement, as Bishop of Rome, wrote this in his letter to the church in Corinth late in the first century. At the time the church in Corinth was fractured. The people appointed to lead the church … Read More