THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL

THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL The stallion The powerful majestic Beast Broken by rider As one they are free The Word Confessions and creeds are woven into The saddle Thus Resting on truth From the saddle of knowing The reins Pulled by me This the illusion believes Yes I am free Bit and bridle Reins and … Continue reading

Fear and Hate in Disguise

OUR HATE EXPOSED Fear And Hate Disguised Gliding gracefully under the radar of human consciousness Like an old friend we greet them with a kiss and reminisce of moments shared Old stories Precious moments Fear and hate disguised Love the sinner hate the sin Speak the truth in love We can still love and Believe … Continue reading

Faith Like a Strong Thick Tree

Lord increase my faith Help me believe With roots embedded Like a Strong thick tree   A noble prayer A prayer from lack For we have a hole A Jesus shaped gap He is the answer The salesman’s gimmick Super Super Glue   The church is clever It markets well Finds a need and makes the … Continue reading

The Natural Order

Hi again world – I hope I didn’t scare you with my last post. I was getting a bit paranoid. The “amount of views” meter shows that not many people were interested. This may or may not be the case, I just often wonder why sometimes no one looks. My thoughts have remained on the … Continue reading

ONE BULLET

    Proof texts like bullets penetrate flesh An ugly distortion Of sacred text   Words are the bullets   Your right to bear arms   Find the words Remember the verses   Safety off Bang   Your dead   Sola Scriptura It only takes one bullet ———————————- This poem was a hearfelt sadness that … Continue reading

Five Hundred’s Reason Against Inerrancy

I used to say that I did a four-year apprenticeship to learn how to play “Five Hundred”. The game that was played during crib breaks underground was more important than any actual work that happened in the mine. It was with great fear that I would stand in for one of the regular players – … Continue reading

The Map

Turn around go back Wrong way, wrong track I know where I am going I hold the map Another dead end another trap Don’t worry I hold the map Praise God! A sign lets follow that whoops wrong way wrong track I hear a voice, a quiet still voice, lets follow that Another dead end … Continue reading

Acknowledging The Hole

I am not a musical person, I don’t generally listen to music and I don’t go to concerts………but I did go to a U2 concert in Perth a few years back. With my knees warming the ears of the man in front of me (the seats were cramped and on a high angle – generally … Continue reading

Tapman “Comes Out” as a Prophet

Hi again reader, In the “About” page on this blog I title myself as a “self proclaimed” prophet. This isn’t entirely true – our congregation has run three “find your gift” programs of various kinds and all of them told me I was a teacher and a prophet. The interesting thing is that if you … Continue reading

Stumbling Blocks

 I remember a few years ago I went to Fremantle to do some photography. I walked around aimlessly looking for a photo. Fremantle is a beautiful city that has preserved many of her old buildings, resulting in a place with plenty of character – but the lighting was crap. It was challenging to get a … Continue reading