Author: Eddie James

Creativity

God created the universe and He made man in his own image……. this is mind blowing! Therefore may I suggest that we think outside of the box and focus on how each one of us could be more creative this week. This may be with our hands such as photography or gardening, Churchill relaxed by […]

Trickle Down

In 2011, 60% of the world’s 1 billion ‘extremely poor people’ lived in 5 countries- India, Nigeria, China, Bangladesh and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This statistic indicates that ‘trickle down’ is not a very effective agent of economic development! From my own experience of working in the developing world as a civil engineer I […]

A Weapon of Peace

A Roman soldier saw a beggar by the roadside on a cold day, the soldier split his cloak in two with his sword, and gave half the cloak to the beggar. The soldier became the first `chaplain` as this was the word for cloak. Today we have chaplains in the military, in hospitals, in universities, […]

No Soft Option

Jesus said,”Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies it produces many seeds.” He said this a few days before he died. Crucifixion was no soft option. Nor does he offer us an easy path. Jesus challenges us to complete commitment to […]

Spontaneous

Is your 2015 diary already a bit too full or do you just live in the present? We all have our own time management styles and, yes, planning is necessary. But don’t let your diaries turn into a straitjacket Then we shall be freer to focus on “random acts of kindness”. Those small gifts cost […]

Church Without Walls

The fastest growing churches are the ones without  ‘walls’, the New Testament church, the persecuted underground church in China, the Pentecostal church in South America and parts of Africa. They have no buildings, no institutions, no professional leadership, but they have the body of Christ involved in all spheres of life. In Africa I have […]