“But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them – bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.” 2 Peter 2:1-2 NIVUK The reaction to Bishop Michael Curry’s exuberant … Continue reading Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon – A Distorted Gospel Divides the Church
I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favour to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 9: Time and chance, and why we can’t always get what we want
Like many others I have been concerned and disturbed by the scenes and news from Gaza – at least 62 dead, including a number of women and children. I have also been concerned by the reactions. On the one hand there are those who regard this as yet another proof of the evil apartheid Israeli state, on the other there are those who see … Continue reading Gaza, Israel, Politicians and the Church – Some Questions
We are very much enjoying our three month sabbatical in Sydney….and its not just because its a gorgeous city (constantly named as one of the top ten cities in the world to live in), nor just because of our lovely grandaughter and her parents! Its been good to get a break and to focus on doing something different (I am trying to write and Annabel … Continue reading The Joy of Sydney – Ozzie Observations – Week 8
When Harry Became Sally – Responding to the Transgender Movement Ryan T. Anderson This is a stunning book – the best I have read on the subject of Transgender. But it is about so much more than that. It covers issues such as gender fluidity, the difference and connection between biological sex and gender; feminism, politics, government, law and media. Although it is written from … Continue reading When Harry Became Sally – the ‘must read’ book of the decade!
(Richard Dawkins is in Sydney this weekend so I issued this challenge to him on the Christian Today website) Dear Professor Dawkins, Apologies for writing you another letter (remember The Dawkins Letters?) but you just don’t seem to be responding. It’s so funny how we don’t talk any more. Anyway, I hope you are well and fully recovered from your recent bout of illness (I would … Continue reading An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?
A number of times I have used the phrase ‘cultural Marxism’. After my piece on why we should not celebrate the birth of Karl Marx went viral I was asked what this phrase means? It is actually very important and helps explain some quite extraordinary goings on in British (and indeed American and European politics). Working Class Tories and Chardonnay Socialists This week a poll … Continue reading The Key to Understanding Contemporary Western Society (and whats happening in UK politics today)
This is the second video of my time in The Village Church – Ecclesiastes part two…I wasn’t able to upload the video and couldn’t find it on Vimeo but if you click here you will be able to get it – Ecclesiastes 1 – Nothing New Under the Sun – Preaching at the Village Church, Sydney This is the MP3 of it… Continue reading Wealth, Wisdom and Sex aren’t enough – Preaching at the Village Church – part 2
This article was first published on the Christian Today website ‘How to live life’ books are always near the top of the bestseller charts. Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life is still up there after many weeks. Some regard this as a modern fad, but as Solomon tells us, there is nothing new under the sun. Three thousand years before Jordan Peterson, Solomon offers his own rules … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 9: 4 biblical rules for enjoying life (and glorifying God)
Ozzie Observations – Week 7 – The Bible In Australia The Bible in Australia is a book by Meredith Lake. It is stunning. A work of genius. One of the best, if not the best, books about theology, sociology, history, politics and culture that I have ever read. It is well written, well researched and well put together. If there is a better book about … Continue reading Ozzie Observations – Week 7 – The Bible In Australia