Tim Keller and Middle Class Churches

Back in the UK Tim Keller is in town amongst other things at the National Prayer Breakfast – giving what one FC minister described as a “robust and Christ-centred defence of the gospel before Prime Minister, MPs and clergy. A great encouragement and motivation to pray for our nation”.  Brilliant! It’s always good to listen to Tim who never fails to be challenging and stimulating.  … Continue reading Tim Keller and Middle Class Churches

Revelation TV fined for Homophobia

Yesterday we saw how politicians who pass laws which go against Christian social teaching and then promise that of course we will still be free to express disagreement are not to be trusted.  They are incapable of keeping that promise. Today I want to show further where this is leading. I have been suggesting for some time that the acceptance of different social teachings to … Continue reading Revelation TV fined for Homophobia

Beware the Promises of Politicians

People have always been cynical and somewhat dismissive about the promises of politicians – sometimes with good reason.  Such cynicism however creates real problems in a democracy and opens the door to the kind of disillusionment that feeds more extreme forces. But there is one area where politicians in the UK government and the Scottish government (and also the US and Australian governments).  Whenever a … Continue reading Beware the Promises of Politicians

The Evidence for Jesus

This is the last talk I gave at the lawyers breakfast in Sydney. The evidence for Jesus – City Bible Forum What do the historical sources tell us about Jesus? Did Jesus exist? What do we make of claims like the virgin birth? The others are here – The Evidence for Miracles – City Bible Forum Evidence for the Bible – City Bible Forum The … Continue reading The Evidence for Jesus

2001: A Space Oddity, a Human Masterpiece and a Spiritual Revelation

Last week Annabel and I went to see 2001 – A Space Odyssey at the extraordinary Hayden Orpheum – the cinema itself is an experience – but I was delighted just to be able to see this film which is invariably described as one of the most important and influential ever made.    I was so keen to see it and was thankful that Annabel … Continue reading 2001: A Space Oddity, a Human Masterpiece and a Spiritual Revelation

Ozzie Observations Week 11 – Pride, Prejudice, Posh Schools and Hope for Australia

A Snob I am an inverted snob.  Or at least I am in danger of being an inverted snob….there is a fine line between being concerned about the inequalities between rich and poor and the unfair advantage that many people possess just because of their  (bought) status in society and being against people just because they happen to be wealthy.  It is possible to be … Continue reading Ozzie Observations Week 11 – Pride, Prejudice, Posh Schools and Hope for Australia

Persuasive Art

Art is one of the great unexplored areas for use in evangelism….Picasso said that ‘art is the lie that leads to the truth’. Human beings are artists, because we are made in the image of the great artist. By taking a broad sweep of modern European art (with particular reference to Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Chagall) we want to show how art sometime reflects … Continue reading Persuasive Art

Messi and the Fake Tweet about Israel

The following story is a great example of how social media can be a great tool for evil in our society.   It began with a tweet that certainly got me going…. I wondered why Mr Messi and his fellow Argentinian players were being so selective.  Were they going to refuse to play China, Iran and North Korea – or is it only Israel that gets … Continue reading Messi and the Fake Tweet about Israel

‘We’re living on the corpse of our ancestors’: Jordan Peterson is right about the secular West

This is my review of a fascinating conversation between Jordan Peterson and Susan Blackmore.  It is a important conversation, showing many things about our culture and the need for the Gospel.  You can get the original article and comments (feel free to add your own!) here… ‘We’re living on the corpse of our ancestors’: Jordan Peterson is right about the secular West By: David Robertson | 11th June … Continue reading ‘We’re living on the corpse of our ancestors’: Jordan Peterson is right about the secular West