Beware the Hero Pastor

Many pastors can relate to the following experience (loosely based on my everyday pastoral life; all names changed to protect the innocent): Church member John emails the latest sermon excerpt from his favorite celebrity pastor. He wants me to listen and give feedback. For John, this is often a veiled attempt to humblebrag about his... Read more

Star Trek: Discoverys Christopher Pike: An Old-Fashioned Hero for Our Cynical Times – Christ and Pop Culture

**Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for Season Two ofStar Trek: Discovery.** What are the three most salient facts about Captain Pike? asks Spock (Ethan Peck), in the Star Trek: Short Treks episode, Q&A. Rebecca Romijns Number One considers his words, then replies: One, his capacity for hearing out another point of view is exceeded... Read more

Why William Wilberforce is a hero of the faith

J John 21 July 2020 | 11:14 AM William Wilberforce by John Rising(Photo: Wilberforce House, Hull Museum, Hull City Council)Over the summer I want to look at some of my favourite Christian heroes. One figure who stands high is William Wilberforce (17591833). Although he is remembered mainly for leading the battle against slavery, he did... Read more

Jesus is My Hero | Devotional by Idelette McVicker

He is the sacrifice for our sins. He takes away not only our sins but the sins of all the world. 1 John 2:2 (NLT) A few years ago, I participated in a course called The Ancient Paths put on by Family Foundations International. It was a time of beautiful healing for me. After bringing... Read more