Ozzie Observations – Week 9 – The Brisbane Boys (and girls)…

We will take a wee break from WeddingGate (I still have the challenge to fulfill of writing my own version of the sermon!) but before we go on to consider some lessons learned from a wonderful couple of days in Brisbane, I have to share this with you – Rod Liddle at his hilarious best – https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/05/is-meghans-wedding-our-obama-moment-lets-hope-not/ The whole thing is perceptive, provocative and laugh-out-loud … Continue reading Ozzie Observations – Week 9 – The Brisbane Boys (and girls)…

The Wedding, the Sermon and the Reaction – Article on Christian Today

Before I go on to share the article I wrote for Christian Today I have to share from a really heavy heart.  This has turned out to be far more significant than I thought.  I listened to a man who denies the Gospel,  preach a Gospel that was no gospel at all and wrote an article about it.  As a result I received a barrage … Continue reading The Wedding, the Sermon and the Reaction – Article on Christian Today

Bishop Michael Curry’s Sermon – A Distorted Gospel Divides the Church

  “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

The Joy of Sydney – Ozzie Observations – Week 8

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

An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?

(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?

The Key to Understanding Contemporary Western Society (and whats happening in UK politics today)

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)

Wealth, Wisdom and Sex aren’t enough – Preaching at the Village Church – part 2

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

Ozzie Observations – Week 7 – The Bible In Australia

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

Ecclesiastes 1 – Nothing New Under the Sun – Preaching at the Village Church, Sydney

I greatly enjoyed being at The Village Church in Annandale, Sydney.  It is a contemporary Anglican church which makes great use of media.  I was impressed with the congregation and the minister, Dominic Steele. Here is a video of the morning sermon on Ecclesiastes 1.  The evening will be next week.  This also is available on Clayton TV here –      Continue reading Ecclesiastes 1 – Nothing New Under the Sun – Preaching at the Village Church, Sydney

An Astonishing Sermon (s)

I had the enormous privilege of hearing a quite extraordinary sermon last Sunday.  It was in St Thomas’s Anglican church in North Sydney and was on the occasion of the Anzac service.  Simon Manchester had decided to continue with his series on Song of Solomon – how was he going to fit that into this Remembrance service?  Please listen to it…and you will see what … Continue reading An Astonishing Sermon (s)