Putting The Devil Into Christmas

Putting The Devil Into Christmas

I love Christmas.

It’s definitely one of my favourite times of year.

I love the excitement. All the merriment in the air. I love the kids getting excited about presents. The parents excited about not having to work for a few days. People coming together as families. All the lights and decorations… I love it all!

But every year my inbox is flooded with the same messages!

  • Phil, you must let people know of the dangers of Christmas! [Read more…]

Where Are You Placing Your Hope?

Where Are You Placing Your Hope?

As you probably know a couple of months ago I announced that my wife, Sarah, had decided to leave me. She was not happy with our marriage and decided she didn’t want to work on it. (You can read the full details here – A Personal Update: Things Have Been Better!)

As you can imagine it’s not been the easiest thing I’ve ever had to go through.

The process was going on for many months before I publicly announced it and so I’ve personally had a lot of time to process and work through a lot of my stuff with those who are closest to me. [Read more…]

Depression Is Not A Fruit Of The Spirit!

Depression Is Not A Fruit Of The Spirit

Any time I mention depression people seem to come out of the woodwork to tell me how wrong I am and how I have no right to judge others.

It’s funny though, when you see me post a status on Facebook or Twitter I’m not judging anyone.

I’m speaking from my own personal experience. [Read more…]

Is Your Satan Bigger Than Your God?

Is Your Satan Bigger Than Your God?

You’ll have heard me mention Steve Backlund quite a bit if you’ve read much of my stuff. You might not have heard me mention his equally incredible wife Wendy though.

Today I want to touch on a story which I’ve heard her share many times.

She recalls a time when they were pastors of a church in a rural town in Nevada.

One day they came to the church to find it had been spray painted with a demonic symbol. [Read more…]

Living Free From Your Judgments

Living Free From Your Judgments

A lot of people find themselves confused when it comes to the topic of judgment.

Are we to judge or not?

I personally believe there are few things as damaging to us as choosing to judge others. Throughout the scriptures we hear that in judging others we bring judgment upon ourselves.

In fact one of our favourite “offering” passages is not about money but about how our judgments will backfire on us. [Read more…]