Ecclesiastes 2: Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die – the futility of work.

This weeks Ecclesiastes article on Christian Today  Some people really enjoy their work. That Monday morning feeling, for them, is springing out of bed and bounding to work with joy and zeal. Others however find work just a drudge – something they have to do to pay the bills. It’s Monday but Friday’s coming. PixabaySometimes … More Ecclesiastes 2: Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die – the futility of work.

Romans, Proverbs and Psalm 53 – The Unrighteousness that Proves God and the Speech that Transforms

It was a real joy to be back preaching in St Peters last Sunday.  It was thrilling to see the church packed, to join in the praise and to be able to share the greatest thing in the world – the Word of God.  The following is my introduction to the morning sermon – You … More Romans, Proverbs and Psalm 53 – The Unrighteousness that Proves God and the Speech that Transforms

LED 16 – Mugabe /Manson/Da Vinci/Kezia/Australia and SSM/Charles, Corbyn and Anti-Semitism/Transmania/Jordan Peterson/Methil No More/Highway to Hell/Carl Jung/Gk Chesterton

So much going on in the world this week….here are a few items… Mugabe Falls – Although Mugabe has not yet resigned, it looks as though he is no longer in power.   Zimbabwe should be one of the most prosperous and richest nations in the world.  The fact that it is not so is indicative … More LED 16 – Mugabe /Manson/Da Vinci/Kezia/Australia and SSM/Charles, Corbyn and Anti-Semitism/Transmania/Jordan Peterson/Methil No More/Highway to Hell/Carl Jung/Gk Chesterton

Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll – King Solomon’s Pleasure Dome – Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

King Solomon’s Pleasure Dome had sex, drugs and money. Why didn’t it work? This weeks column on Christian Today on Ecclesiastes  Every now and then within the Church, the cry goes up, ‘we need to make the Bible more relevant’. But such a cry is only an indication of misunderstanding the Bible. We don’t need … More Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll – King Solomon’s Pleasure Dome – Ecclesiastes 2:1-11

Wisdom and Meaning for the 21st Century – Ecclesiastes

This weeks commentary on Ecclesiastes in Christian Today:  How the weird book of Ecclesiastes can gives us meaning in the 21st century Last week we saw that the book of Ecclesiastes is the ‘Gospel’ book for today’s modern world. People are lonely, tired, weary and worn, and the universe itself seems to offer no meaning. Are … More Wisdom and Meaning for the 21st Century – Ecclesiastes

Nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes is the gospel for today’s society

I have begun a new weekly series for Christian Today on Ecclesiastes.  The idea is to take this wonderful book and use it to connect our ‘meaningless’ society to the meaningful Christ.   Feel free to comment, pass on and use as you wish.  You can read the original here Nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes … More Nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes is the gospel for today’s society

Revelation 22 – Seven Principles for Today’s Church

As we head home after a superb few days in Wittenberg and Berlin – celebrating the Reformation – I do so with a renewed sense of purpose and pessimism about the culture and optimism about the Gospel.  Tomorrow I head into hospital for another operation which God willing will soon see me back to full … More Revelation 22 – Seven Principles for Today’s Church