Prince of Peace

Most of the time, Christmas can feel anything but peaceful. Fridges packed to the rafters, gridlocked roads, houses filled with family and inflatable beds, the idea that we are celebrating the Prince of Peace can feel almost comical. And yet the Hebrew word often...

Everlasting Father

It’s never occurred to me until I began this series quite how strange it feels for Jesus to be referred to as Everlasting Father. And yet here in Isaiah’s messianic prophecy, we see that he speaks of the coming Messiah as Everlasting Father. Isaiah is...

Mighty God

Mighty God. When I think of something mighty, I think of a herculean figure, physically strong and powerful. And yet in the Christmas story, Jesus is frail human baby, not a warrior. It reminds me of what Jesus gave up to become Mary’s child. He traded the...

Wonderful Counsellor

Having a counsellor isn’t uncommon in 2016. Whether it be to manage a mental health condition,┬ádeal with loss, navigate relationships or overcome some tangled thought patterns, ┬áthe time when people assumed therapists made you lie on a sofa Freudian-style are...