A Christian group has been banned from a Church school because a few parents have complained that Christian teaching is extremist. Premier Christianity asked me to write a response – you can get the original here – (some of the comments afterwards from people who profess to be Christian are quite chilling – not least … More Now teaching Christian doctrine at a church school is ‘extremist’. Move over Monty Python.
Continuing the Reformation theme – my latest article in Christian Today (please click the link for the original) – asks whether we should celebrate the 500th anniversary…I will also be on the Janet Parshall tomorrow looking at the same question from an American perspective….In this article look particularly at the BBC documentary which sought to … More Reformation 500: With the ‘fundamentalism, terror and religious violence’ should we really celebrate?
This is the lead article in the October Record…. This month is the 500th anniversary of the event that is assumed to have been the beginning of the Protestant Reformation – Luther’s nailing of his 95 theses to the doors of the cathedral in Wittenberg. There will be a variety of reactions to this anniversary, … More Remembering the Reformation?
My biggest problem with this weeks Light Engaging Darkness is what to leave out….there is so much going on…..but I hope the following selection is helpful to you…. Lets begin with the biggest story of the week (at least on the BBC where five days in a row it was the headline story. 1) Harvey … More LED 13 – Harvey Weinstein – Juncker in a bar – Bertrand Cantat – Freedom to Steal in London – Flu and Sexual Orientation – The 50th Anniversary of the Abortion Act – Thomas the Tank Engine – The Threat to Freedom of Speech – Juan Mata
One of the great things about John Owen is that he is preeminently a theologian of the Holy Spirit. This morning I read his comments on the ministry of the Spirit in the church. Without that we are just dead – whatever our outward form. I wonder as we go to worship this morning … More Owen on The Presence of Christ, Sermons on John 10 and Ephesians 2, Song – Psalm 43
This article was first published on Christian Today I return from a lovely break in Croatia to discover yet another one of those ‘snowflake/University bans Christians’ stories. But this is one with a difference. It involves one of the world’s top Universities, Oxford. The problem with Balliol College’s now retracted ban of the Christian Union … More A Dangerous Church? The Elephant in the Balliol College Freshers Fair
It was welcome back to Britain with a bang today…..lots of things to catch up on and then a most distressing and disturbing conversation on Facebook. I share one part of it with you because to me it profoundly illustrates why the church in the UK (and probably the US) is in so much trouble…and … More The Anti-Reformation in Todays Evangelical Church
This article first appeared in Christian Today: Revelation 20: Who are the real millennials? Are you Pre, Post or A? This is not a question that you will hear outside of Christian circles. What does it matter? What does it mean? The Bible teaches that just as Christ ascended into heaven so he will return … More Revelation 20: Who are the real millennials? | Christian Today
Light Engaging Darkness 12 – Because I hope to be on a break when this goes out I thought I would ‘schedule’ a wee bit different ‘LED’…. this week we are going to look at some of the major issues facing the church rather than the culture. The Scottish Episcopal Church. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/27/scottish-church-faces-consequences-vote-allow-same-sex-marriage/ I have some … More Led 12 – The Scottish Episcopal Church – Archbishop Welby – Peter Hitchens Category Error – The Denver Statement – Wilton Park and Government Religion – Christy Wimber – Tom Petty
Last Sunday Morning Sinclair preached on John 10 In the evening Craig preached on Ephesians 1 And here is one of our favourite psalms – Ps 62 Finally it was good to have my article published in the Scotsman last Thursday – here is a quote from it… What about that most absurd and … More John 10, Ephesians 1, Psalm 62 – God is Love…Sermons, Song and News article from St Peters