Paul Dunk

The Divine Drama

BY PAUL DUNK

If I don't preach Christ, then there's really no reason anyone should roll out of bed on Sunday to hear anything I have to say. Everything about "church," apart from Jesus, can be found elsewhere. Music that gives you the feels? Make a playlist. Kids programs? Get out and explore your city

The Divine Drama

Why I Probably Won't Write A Book On Prayer

BY PAUL DUNK 

Well it's simple really. I don't pray enough. I don't mean "enough" in the chronological sense like there is actually a right amount of prayer. By "enough" I mean that when I waste my brain energy in worry, fear, anxiety, anger and complaint, I should probably clue in and pause to pray.

Why I Probably Won't Write A Book On Prayer

Giving Grace To All The Wrong People

BY PAUL DUNK

In short, the life of Christ is perfect justice and perfect grace on display. That sounds amazing, but when you look at it, it's disconcerting because it appears that Jesus keeps giving God's best to the worst people. Repeatedly.

Giving Grace To All The Wrong People

Ruined

BY PAUL DUNK

I was in Ethiopia a few years back and I had the incredible privilege of preaching in some churches. After one of the services, I was asked if I wanted some coffee. I looked down and saw a small, badly stained pot and some tools I didn't recognize, sitting next to a tiny fire.

Ruined

Justification: One and Done.

BY PAUL DUNK

The protestant reformation took place 500 years ago this month as a result of false teaching that was sending the church running off to secure their salvation through good works – which not unlike my episode on that hike, starts you running down a path that proves utterly impossible to keep up.

Justification: One and Done.

Crisis of Faith and Sufficient Grace

BY PAUL DUNK

I spend a lot of time talking to people in coffee shops. Some share my Christian faith, some are exploring and questioning faith and others have left the church, having had a crisis of faith. I'm going to speak to an observation I've made on the 'crisis of faith' variety.

Crisis of Faith and Sufficient Grace

"They Don't Deserve You"

BY PAUL DUNK

As Wonder Woman hit theatres earlier this month and the reviews poured in, many of them carried the same sentiment: she’s the only hero in the DCEU thus far who hasn’t induced mixed feelings from the fans of the genre but instead has received near universal applause for getting the character right.

"They Don't Deserve You"

Good News For Those Who Face-Plant

BY PAUL DUNK

Every Christian face-plants. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve been saved by grace, we still face-plant. It doesn’t matter if we have a diligent prayer life and are faithful in our scripture meditation, we still face-plant.

Good News For Those Who Face-Plant

White Belts

BY PAUL DUNK

A number of years ago, I took a karate class with my kids for fun. One day my class was sparring and the sensei walked onto the mat in between matches. Since we were on a break, one of the instructors shouted jokingly, "Who wants to spar sensei?" I volunteered.

White Belts

The Terrible Search

BY PAUL DUNK

Recently at the Golden Globes, Jim Carrey took to the stage to present the award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Though his short, humorous speech got a lot of people laughing but...

The Terrible Search