The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
As it’s already past opening hours, I make a detour into the nearest town to find a late-night store.
Conflict is a form of communication of last resort, which, contrary to appearances, does not have to finish badly, but provides the opportunity to draw closer to the other person.
Or : gardeners on vacation.
As I look out of the window, I think of all those young people who made a commitment at that memorable event. What if that commitment was just the effect of the emotion of one evening?
When we arrive at his house, the first thing we visit is the American’s office, with its low ceiling and artificial lights. The shift in culture emanates from everything I see.
At the moment of paying, I nearly fall over backwards: the price of this fondue is just exorbitant!
Spending time with God influences and puts into perspective my way of looking at things.
Guilt is just a pale copy of repentance, but it brings no comfort.
The horses of the ‘Franches’ are amongst the hardiest that exist.
As I reach the edge of the forest, I stumble on a relevant thought that appears as if by magic in a corner of my mind.
‘Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven...’ (Jesus, in the Gospel of Matthew 18:18)
A short animation film by Swiss cartoonist Alain Auderset tells the message of the Bible in four minutes.
I really have to go for a walk.
- ‘My kids and I used to make dens in their bedrooms with sheets and things. We made up this whole new world, full of adventures… ‘
The sun can now get right down into every corner of the garden, the tender shoots of new grass can finally start to flourish.
Why is there no room for God in our society?
This kind of situation has Jesus written all over it…
The guests are celebrities such as writers, comic book artists, politicians and journalists, so I’m not sure what I was doing there.
‘Being’ is more important than ‘doing’ (because without a relationship with God, only death awaits). In short, whatever you do, let it be inspired by love!
Within an inch of victory, a very popular newspaper (a giant) makes me bite the dust, refusing the interview that it dangled in front of me.
There’s a Heavenly kind of logic, right there: If you believe, you’ll see (not the other way round).
And something happens inside little godless, lawless me: I need to know more about it.
Whatever your fears are (timidity, challenges, etc.), here’s a piece of advice: if Jesus asks you to walk on water, don’t think about it too much, just do it…
Jesus is stronger than death.
A big Harley, with a roar that would make hell tremble, is parked in front of the church door.