A.S.K – The Gender of God

This weeks A.S.K question – but before we look at it some good news.  A.S.K is already being reprinted….there will be a couple of minor changes…so if you want the original edition you will need to get it now!     BIBLE READING: Numbers 23:1-26 TEXT: God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does … Continue reading A.S.K – The Gender of God

Madame Butterfly – (Letter from Australia 2)

Brothers and Sisters, I started off calling these letters, Letters from Exile, but I’ve decided to change that – because it does sound as though I have been banished to a penal colony – the image that many Brits still have of Australia.   We think of it as a far away place ‘down under’. It amazed me to read Augustine speaking of Australia! As early … Continue reading Madame Butterfly – (Letter from Australia 2)

Guns, Evangelicals and the Bible; Some Uncomfortable Truths.

This weeks column in Christian Today Guns, evangelicals and the Bible: some uncomfortable truths Police lead shoppers to safety ater a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, U.S. August 3, 2019.(Photo: Reuters/Jorge Salgado) Another week – another couple of mass shootings. Many outwith and within the US struggle with the regularity and seeming normality of these shootings. After each event the usual … Continue reading Guns, Evangelicals and the Bible; Some Uncomfortable Truths.

Quantum 54 – The one with Branson, Happiness, Floating Farms, Abortion, Soap Dodgers, Sensitive Socialists, Americans and Guns, and Abbey Road

This weeks Quantum looks at the vexed questions of guns in the US and abortion in Australia.  The head of Qantas is known for his support of ‘progressive’ courses except when they affect his business – as this report shows… And its a good excuse to listen to this beautiful song!   Meanwhile in the Woke World multi-millionaire Richard Branson tells us that we don’t need … Continue reading Quantum 54 – The one with Branson, Happiness, Floating Farms, Abortion, Soap Dodgers, Sensitive Socialists, Americans and Guns, and Abbey Road

The Church and Abortion in New South Wales

The Church and Abortion in New South Wales  They had held out for a while. But the march of Regress is seemingly unstoppable in the Western World. All Australian States had decriminalized and ‘liberalised’ abortion, except for New South Wales. The Sydney Morning Herald was ashamed, and used the fact that NSW was different, to demand uniformity. (Have you ever noticed how those who shout … Continue reading The Church and Abortion in New South Wales

Persuasive Preaching

One of the key factors for growth and outreach in the church is what we call Persuasive Preaching….Some people call this apologetic preaching but I don’t think that communicates what we are talking about.  I gave a talk at this at FOCL a while ago.  All of us who are preachers need to think about how we can preach ‘persuasively’…. Here is a short video … Continue reading Persuasive Preaching

A.S.K 10 – The Uncreated God

BIBLE READING: Isaiah 40:21-31 TEXT: Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom (Isaiah 40:28). This is one of the most frequent and one of the most misunderstood questions I am ever asked. It is also very difficult … Continue reading A.S.K 10 – The Uncreated God

It’s a Bargain! – (Letters in Exile 1)

In 1636 Samuel Rutherford was sent into ‘exile’ in Aberdeen from his congregation in Anworth in the Scottish Borders for a couple of years.   Although he was banned from preaching he kept in touch with the people back ‘home’ through a series of letters. These beautiful and pastoral letters are now considered spiritual classics – ‘When we are dead and gone let the world know … Continue reading It’s a Bargain! – (Letters in Exile 1)

Out of the darkness: Is the secularist faith in decline?

Sometimes you get read a post that astonishes and encourages.  One such was yesterday when an old sparring partner from the Scottish Secular Society (someone who I also respect), Spencer Fildes wrote a message on his FB page stating amongst other things “Secularism is a myth” .  The fact that a former vice chair of the Secular Society could write this set me thinking – … Continue reading Out of the darkness: Is the secularist faith in decline?

Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100

Quantum 53 covers a wide range of subjects – from ABC to Josh Harris, Minnie Mouse to Keith Getty. What is Hell and Does Anyone Go There? ABC Radio Show We also looked at the sad news about abortion in New South Wales – and the evidence that babies in the womb feel pain.  Meanwhile in India Muslim divorce law has been banned  and in … Continue reading Quantum 53 – ABC; Abortion in NSW; Josh Harris; Indian Divorce; Hong Kong; Korea; Nicola’s Speech; Rochester; Circumgender; Royal Babies; Minnie Mouse; Psalm 100