El Roi - the God Who Sees
January 23rd, 2021
Have you ever been in a situation where you were taken advantage of – you felt helpless, with nowhere to turn? Have you ever been treated unjustly by your employer even though you were doing your best...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Yahweh Shalom - God, My Peace
January 16th, 2021
What’s the biggest problem in your life right now? Sometimes, what we perceive to be our main problem is not our biggest problem. Ultimately, the biggest dilemma facing every human is the prospect of ...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Yahweh - My Lord
January 9th, 2021
Everyone is a theologian. The word theology comes from two Greek words – theos, which means ‘God’, and logos, which means ‘word’. So in its most basic sense, theology is simply words about God. Now, u...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Learning from Luther\'s Lockdown
January 7th, 2021
So here are. Again. Déjà vu. Lockdown number two. Or is it three – or four? It is all a blur, isn’t it? This time around, rather than wondering, ‘How will we survive this?’, the big question I’m askin...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Vision for 2021
January 3rd, 2021
As we continue to wade through the uncertainty brought on by coronavirus, even in this new year 2021, how can we dare to think about vision? For me, the 23rd Psalm has provided a helpful scaffolding f...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Not that, but this: preparing for 2021
December 31st, 2020
Happy New Year! And I really do hope that this new year is a happy, blessed, encouraging year for you. We need it!I have to be honest – it felt really good to type 2021 at the top of this blog, rather...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The God of all Comfort
December 27th, 2020
God is the God of all comfort who sustains us through the most challenging of circumstances and brings us safely to the other side....  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Darkness of Disappointment
December 20th, 2020
Disappointment … a common experience for all people, but painful. The Cambridge dictionary defines it like this: 'the unhappiness or discouragement that results when your hopes or expectations have no...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Darkness of Lack
December 12th, 2020
In the challenging economic circumstances of 2020, many people have experienced lack; into the darkness of our financial need comes the light of God's provision....  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Darkness of Isolation
December 6th, 2020
This has been a difficult year? What has been the darkest dimension of 2020 for you? The global pandemic has provoked a tsumani of isolation – more people have been more alone this year than ever befo...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Darkness of Uncertainty
November 29th, 2020
At Christmas, we remember that in Christ, God brings the light of his certain presence into the darkness of our frail uncertainty....  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Gospel of Restoration
November 21st, 2020
Built into the gospel is the message of hope. Because of what God has done in Christ, we have great hope - not only for personal salvation, but for a better world. That's why it's important to see the...  Read More
by Tom Jackson