Does God Call Me to Belong to a Local Church where the Word of God is not being Taught?

“Does God call me to belong to a local church where the Word of God is not being taught?” That was one of the questions I have often been asked. I hope to have an occasional series looking at these kind of questions. To some the answer  to this particular question is so obvious that … More Does God Call Me to Belong to a Local Church where the Word of God is not being Taught?

What Should the Church be doing in 2017? Jesus’s Plan is…..

  Things did not look good for the church at the beginning of the 2nd Century. John was in exile on the waterless island of Patmos. All the other apostles were dead. Jesus hadn’t returned. The Roman Emperor had decided to make Christians the scapegoat for every ill. False teachers, heresies and compromisers plagued the churches. … More What Should the Church be doing in 2017? Jesus’s Plan is…..

Time for Prayer…..

  Free Church National Day of Prayer – Nov 30th 2016  As I post this I am watching news of a most extraordinary event – the election of Donald Trump as President of the USA. Whatever this will lead to, the only appropriate Christian response is prayer. The Free Church has called a national day … More Time for Prayer…..

The Healthy Church that Makes Jesus Sick

Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World This weeks column in Christian Today continuing the series on Revelation Christ’s seventh letter to the seventh church (Laodicea) is the best known and yet the most shocking (Revelation 3:14-22). The imagery is stunning. Holman Hunt’s famous picture ‘The Light of the World’ is based upon verse 20, which in … More The Healthy Church that Makes Jesus Sick

Why the Ashers Gay Cake Case Proves our Freedom is Under Threat

The following is  my article in Premier yesterday. Let me add a few thoughts. I expected the militant secularists and humanists to take great delight in this.  But it is interesting that more rational and less bigoted people immediately saw the stupidity and danger of the decision – read these articles from  The Telegraph, The Guardian and The Spectator  as examples. … More Why the Ashers Gay Cake Case Proves our Freedom is Under Threat

How do we know when a Church is Dead? Revelation – no.6

This weeks column in Christian Today If the Holy Spirit was taken away from the church in the West today, 90 per cent of what we do would carry on as if nothing had happened! It’s a saying I remember hearing years ago – and I suspect it’s still true. Have you ever had the experience … More How do we know when a Church is Dead? Revelation – no.6

The Tolerant Church – Christian Today Revelation Series – 5

This was published on the Christian Today website – click  Here for the original. North Carolina’s “bathroom law” positioned the state at the centre of a debate over equality, privacy and religious freedom. What are the primary virtues of our culture? Diversity, inclusivity, equality and tolerance. That’s what progressive society is all about. But is it? … More The Tolerant Church – Christian Today Revelation Series – 5

We Shall Overcome – The Compromising Church – (Revelation 2:12-17)

My latest column in the Revelation series on Christian Today has already caused a furore and a storm of abuse and outrage from ‘Christians’ who accuse me of not loving or bringing the teaching of Jesus.  Ironically in so doing they prove the point of the article, that much of the Christian church has become … More We Shall Overcome – The Compromising Church – (Revelation 2:12-17)