Forget not the Benefactor: Some personal reflections on tithing.

Yesterday I posted a reflection on tithing, prompted by this article from the BBC, ‘would you give 10% of your salary to charity?’ As it happens, I had already been thinking about tithing this week, before I came across the article, so I wanted to share a few personal thoughts.  I’d been thinking about tithing…

Tithing: Enjoying the Benefits and meeting the Benefactor

I used to work for the insolvency service, processing bankruptcy and liquidation cases. I remember one day being called into my boss’ office because he had been going through a client’s outgoings and didn’t understand one of the items: “He’s listed a monthly ‘tithe’. What is that? I think it’s a religious word, but I’m…

Living Sacrifice: Fire and Fuel (Romans 12:11-12)

Following Jesus was never meant to be dull. But often challenging seasons can rob us of our spiritual vibrancy. In this talk, Liam considers how we can cultivate a vibrant spiritual life rejoicing in hope, being patient in trials, and constant in prayer. Audio: Listen or download Here is a small-group practice to help you reflect…

A Library of Liturgies

The Apostle Paul wrote that we should, ‘Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests’ (Ephesians 6:18) Sometimes it’s hard to know how to do that. I can find myself facing a particular situation and realising that I don’t know where to start. I don’t know how I feel…

BIOY: Milestones or Millstones?

Today I reached the halfway point of my Bible in one year plan. I started it in January 2018. At this rate, I should finish it in seven years. And then I’m due a sabbatical from the Bible, right? I have tried and failed to complete a BIOY plan many times. This is the first…

Awaken Perseverance (Luke 2)

In the last talk of the series, Liam looks at the examples of Anna and Simeon in Luke chapter 2, and how they embody what it looks like to persevere in prayer even through personal pain. Listen or download (Right click the link to save)  

Awaken Hunger

Right throughout the Bible, God’s people have undergone periods of fasting, where they have abstained from food and devoted themselves to prayer. In this talk, Liam considers the significance of this often-neglected practice, and how we can learn to enjoy and be strengthened by it today. Listen or download (Right click the link to save)…

Awaken Faith (Genesis 26)

In a sun-scorched desert, Isaac finds himself unearthing ancient wells and remembering promises God made to his forefathers. In the first talk of the series, Liam considers how Genesis 26 invites us to return to God in faith and ask Him to do new and mighty things in our generation. Listen or download (Right click…

Breathing (Acts 17)

How can the simple act of breathing become spiritually enriching experience? (mp3)