Friday, 28 July 2017

News Producktion


The corrupted & the incorruptable

Re creations & multiplication

The message of the Word is that the world is defiled & polluted. As the language barriers come slowly down post Gen 11 & our transport & technology advances so the Babel of old begins to show its ugly power to resist God on mass. The anything God does we can do better deludes the minds & clouds the heart as the peoples seek to attain the irony of godliness without God.

And into this fading world propped up by great activity & miles of poverty & ruin God continues to speak. Come out of this mess, turn to your maker, only He can truly save & truly deliver. Only He is authentic, original & true. Everything else is but a distorted copy & a corrupted file of information.

Demonstrating His love in the fulfillment of Christ Jesus & the outpouring of the Spirit & preserving Scripture, God continues to speak truth into a broken & confused world that is a poor reflection of what we used to be before the fall.

Well obviously....not ! Professor

“Alan Cooper of the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA said the study was hard evidence that God's biblical command, as described in the Book of Deuteronomy, to "totally destroy" the Canaanites, was not carried out.
"Clearly the Bible's wrong in the sense of the Canaanites being smited, they were clearly not smit too well," Professor Cooper, who was not involved in the research, said.”
Another case of not so much the Bible is wrong but simplistic assumptions being given credence: Could it possibly be that some Canaanites had travelled previously & ended up elsewhere.

Not to mention Rahab & her family. Joshua 6:25. And what of DNA evidence when it comes to dinosaur DNA. Will the Professor accept the evidence or twist it around & come up with a just so story

When it comes to the judgement of God, The Fall, The Great Flood, Sodom & Gomorrah or The Battle of Jericho or The Exile, God also rescues.




Friday, 21 July 2017

Seeing Double

God gives us family & God gives us friendship. They are & can be relationships that deepen or fade over time. Some of the best conversations & some of the most informed conversations I have had is from spending time with my grandmother, my mother’s mother.

A valid double dipping of experience gained & imparted if you like & something you just can’t buy or purchase online (as good as those things may be). Freely given & carefully chosen advice that comes from an expertise that can last a lifetime, like rain from above falling down on a parched land that absorbs the goodness & takes it all in.


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Revealing handiwork

The last two weeks have been early starts for me & some of us have been doing extra hours to get on top of the seemingly never ending list of things to do to get things ship shape for the new school term.

I tried to leave a little early each day to catch a few photos before work of the approaching new day (not just a regurgitated concept or a window to look through but a physical reality that gets nearer & nearer).

Scripture speaks this way of our redemption as we await its coming in expectation built upon the uncompromising promises of God demonstrated in Christ Jesus. 

I used to be a shunter on a rail system & on dog watch/night shift there was nothing I longed for more than for the sun to shine in all its glory as the cold winter nights challenged my frail & tender flesh & bone rugged up in clothing.

Nature mirrors the wisdom of God like a parable & teacher that points us of to the greatest knowledge of all. Not to know about God but to know Him intimately & enjoy relationship in goodness & love.Nature is not just an intricate Eco-system or a resource centre as some seek to reduce its magnificence & complexity to merely human,animal & natural terms. This great planet points to something greater again.


He saves

We like to have names for this & names for that to bring out the detail in things. This can create confusion as much as clarity as our limited & finite minds come to grips with the mountains of true, false & ambiguous data streaming down to our experience.

Flooded with information overload, undersized & over-sized, the world rushes on, swept by a frantic pace of anti-mundane competitive edges peoples swirl & twirl about in their ought-ism, creativity & productivity to the maximum & without grace or truth.

The newspaper says this, the media say that. People say look here & look there. But I have found what I wasn’t looking for & I can be still & truly know that there is a God. Not Gnostic or Pantheistic & unidentifiable. He has a name & His name is Jesus. Jesus, name above all other Names. Isaiah 11:1-16.

In Him is no smug & sinister satisfaction but a blessing of peace & love of immeasurable depth that goes beyond sight & sound & into the sublime as only the divine can truly do.Psalm 103:1-22.


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Back to front & front to back

In as much as Scripture may allow some non-essential practices regarding various things (music & Lord’s Supper for e.g.) Truth is never non-essential & sin & death does not come before the fall. Rom 5:12-14. Some things are non–negotiable. Matt 4:1-11. If Jesus is central to Christianity then so is His Word, they are after all, inseparable.


Friday, 14 July 2017

The deep love of Jesus

Jesus has power over life & death & all living & non- living things & spiritual beings because Jesus is God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit). Col 1:15-23. But what is power without justice & so a price must be payed & what if the price is too great & we need mercy.

In Scripture we read the good news of a just & merciful God interested in the affairs of the people of earth that cannot escape a captivity of their own doing, try as they might. In their attempt to find & fight for freedom they have only dug a deeper pit & a darker shadow further from the great light of the day.

And yet love comes down to rescue & redeem. In patience & purpose God demonstrates His love for His children. Not that they have deserved it, far from it, But God’s love & justice , like high soaring mountains is so great. Psalm 103:1-22. In a world of words & tongues God demonstrates actions & truth. 1 John 3:18.


Coming out in a godless age

It was the voice of God that commanded the dead body of Lazarus to rise.
John 11:38-44.  

And still today God calls those living in the shadow of the grave & death to come & live with Him.He still is the same, the good shepherd. Almighty, invisible God only wise.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

The gospel in the farmlands

Isaiah 44:22-23.

The sun in all its power & glory shall be revealed with majestic splendour
& the morning mist will pass away.

The children born of light & born of life anew will be filled with a joy unspeakable as heaven & nature sing.

Nature mirrors her God, her maker.


Thursday, 6 July 2017


The last couple of days I have been sick with the flu. So I had a bit of time to rest & sort some images & in the process came up with this little production about Noah living by faith (3 min 40 sec).

Later on I may rework it to express some of the catostrophic devestation that shook the earth.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Answers in Ninevah

We don’t have to look too far to see God is the God of diversity & we don’t have to look far to see that sin distorts diversity & turns it into a license for people to do as they please. The eye observes natural relationships that are cashed in or exchanged for unnatural ones when it comes to our biology. People have given over to greed, selfishness & brutality & a sense of pride that is damaging & lacks true humility.

The reason for this is again sin & you don’t need a microscope or a degree to understand it or recognise it. When it comes to learning & knowledge you don’t have to be an expert in order to understand godliness & sinfulness.

It is not enough to say nobody is perfect: therefore we can just do as we please as if the lowest common denominator is all that matters. God has put boundaries & borders in for our safe guarding. He watches over His children. Psalm 121:1-8. And He truly cares for the cities & towns that have lost their way. As He called out to the people of Ninevah in the days of Jonah so He calls out today in cities & towns across the earth as people share the good news that Jesus truly saves.

In a way it is all about us & our sin & thats why Jesus came. Diversity...Yes. Sin...No way. Matt 12:40-41.


Signature sounds, rhythm & rhyme, soul & riffs & rifts.

Evolutionary Dogma comes up with the most fanciful assumptions as it observes animal behaviour & then seeks to insert it into the human story. Apparently because a bird/parrot bangs a stick on a stump it must have something to do with humans & the way they drum as well.

Unwilling to recognise the Creators hand & a shared common structure & common behaviour (to a point & no further) evolutionary dogma wants to lead us down the path of common ancestry even if there is evidence against it.

That the earth & the heavens are so intimately entwined & function so wonderfully as systems & designs of ecology & biology is miraculous indeed, a divine architect, a divine author & engineer that needs not science because He already knows the who, what, how, why & when.Psalm 8:1-9.

God tells us what we need to know most of all in this grand scheme of things. A scientific model can become your idol, so can sport & objects & performances, music, art, people, money or power, even peace or love or sex or whatever it is you place in your holy of holies hidden deep in your heart & set apart as super special. You don’t have to go to church to be religious or worship something.

“And he's up there, what's that? Hawaiian noises? Bangin' on the bongoes like a chimpanzee. That ain't workin' that's the way you do it. Get your money for nothin' get your chicks for free.” Dire Straits.


Trees of life & death

Rom 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
Isaiah 53:1-12.


Monday, 3 July 2017

God times better than good times

Third world problems, First world problems
Employment problems, Middle class problems
Family problems, Health problems
Boy problems, Girl problems
Climate problems, Pollution problems

Yes there is a lot that is wrong with this world, & then some.News, news, news & that isn’t even close to the half of it as activists & advice givers seek to change the world. It is easy to get over anxious about stuff, it is also natural but shouldn’t be a norm when it comes to trusting in God for all things. God assures us in His Word that He has a plan & if it comes from God it is sure to be purposed with infinite wisdom. In as much as we seek to be responsible & carry the load & the lot that has been given us, God calls us to be assured of His promises & to trust in His providence that comes in many ways. Joseph, Job & Jeremiah all trusted in God. 

Lord’s Day 10
27. Q. What do you mean by the providence of God?

A. The almighty and everywhere present power of God, whereby, as it were by his hand, he still upholds heaven, earth, and all creatures, and so governs them that herbs and grass, rain and drought, fruitful and barren years, food and drink, health and sickness, riches and poverty, yea, all things, come not by chance but by his fatherly hand.

With a limited nature humanity proclaims chance, 
but faith knows what humanity does not.


Saturday, 1 July 2017

God's reasons are good.

It’s not like God hasn’t made it plain or the devil hasn’t sown seeds of confusion as we seek to set ourselves up as victims when in fact humanity is the first cause when it comes to sin & suffering. As much as we would like to blame God or accuse Him of inaction we can do neither. The gospel has been & is being proclaimed throughout the world. Believe in Jesus Christ & you will be saved from the sin, suffering & death, that permeate condition that affects us all without exception.Isaiah 1:18.The more we run the more complicated it gets.