Thursday, 22 June 2017

We are family, actually

"I wish you were dead, Dad." That's how the story starts. Boy wants Dad dead so that he gains instant access to his inheritance. And you probably know what comes next.

Son goes on a spending spree, runs out of funds, and comes home grovelling with

Sunday, 18 June 2017

God is not like a father

Jesus does not say that God is like a father.

And that's helpful, because too many people have bad experiences of their fathers. So for them, saying God is like a father would just carry too much unhelpful baggage.

In fact, if we say