Some Observations on The Church in Northern Ireland

The more I go to Northern Ireland the more I love it….and the more I am concerned and burdened for the Church there.  It has not collapsed like the church in most of the UK, nor as the Catholic church has in Southern Ireland.  But the pressures of secularisation and the forces of materialism, doctrinal … More Some Observations on The Church in Northern Ireland

Esther, Ephesians and Worship from St Peters with David Meredith and Craig Anderson

Last Sunday I had the privilege of preaching on the North Coast of Northern Ireland – the preachers in St Peters were David Meredith and Craig Anderson. David is one of the best preachers of Old Testament narrative I have heard – he preached a great sermon on Esther… Songs – Before the Throne;   Ps … More Esther, Ephesians and Worship from St Peters with David Meredith and Craig Anderson

Ecclesiastes 4: Politics and the wisdom of Solomon

This article was published first on Christian Today –  ‘Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.’ President Roosevelt’s wise saying still resonates today and would certainly have appealed to Solomon. After considering the question of loneliness, Solomon now turns to politics. The two are not unrelated. Sometimes our politicians look as … More Ecclesiastes 4: Politics and the wisdom of Solomon

LED 24 – The Oxfam Scandal; The Tom Daley Baby; Sexual Morality; Christian Leader Expelled from the Scouts; Voices of the Silenced: Celebrating a new South African President; Hi Magazine; Quote of the Week.

Welcome to LED no. 24….as always we try to bring you a mixture of articles and comments, which illustrate and illuminate the world we live in. The Oxfam Scandal –   The stories about Oxfam (and other large charities) are appalling. It’s not just that Oxfam workers engaged in sexual abuse but that Oxfam knew and … More LED 24 – The Oxfam Scandal; The Tom Daley Baby; Sexual Morality; Christian Leader Expelled from the Scouts; Voices of the Silenced: Celebrating a new South African President; Hi Magazine; Quote of the Week.

Does the EU have Nazi or Communist Foundations? -The Great Deception – Part 3

“We are perhaps more interested in Europe than other countries need to be” Adolf Hitler, speech at Nuremberg Rally, 1937 “The problem which must first be solved as the final abolition of the division of Europe into sovereign national states. Without this, any progress will be appearance only.” Altiero Spinelli – The Ventotene Manifesto, 1941 “A … More Does the EU have Nazi or Communist Foundations? -The Great Deception – Part 3

The crime of spiritual abuse: One of the most dangerous ideas in decades

Todays Christian Today Article There appears to be an epidemic of abuse in today’s world. Whether its Jimmy Saville and the BBC, Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood, Oxfam and the charities industry, or the apparently endless stories of abuse within the Christian church, it seems as though hardly a day goes by without a new revelation … More The crime of spiritual abuse: One of the most dangerous ideas in decades

Polyamory in Scotland, Euthanasia in Holland and Stephen Fry on Unhappy Children | Quantum 119

How should Christians respond to the recent television documentary broadcast on BBC 2 Scotland about polyamory?  How far will we slide down the euthanasia slippery slope? And did you hear about Stephen Fry’s comments last week about unhappy children?  He’s correctly identifying the problem, but what’s the answer?  Al and I are in the studio … More Polyamory in Scotland, Euthanasia in Holland and Stephen Fry on Unhappy Children | Quantum 119

Portrush, Romans 5, Ephesians 3 – The Advance of the Gospel and the Church

I am currently in Portrush Northern Ireland to speak at a unique occasion – eight churches have got together and are cancelling their individual services and all meeting together this morning in the University of Coleraine.  It’s encouraging that they are willing to do this (Presbyterians taking risks is unusual!) although it’s kind of a … More Portrush, Romans 5, Ephesians 3 – The Advance of the Gospel and the Church