Last Sunday we continued to look at Romans…Romans 14 in the morning (Communion) and Romans 15: 1-13 in the evening. Morning Service: Songs: Great is the Lord and Most Worthy of all Praise; Indescribable; Man of Sorrows (Hillsong); Ps 119:153-160; May the Mind of Christ my Saviour; Ps 24:7-10 Readings: Acts 25:13-27; Psalm 119:153-160 Sermon: Romans 14 – The weak and the strong Richard Baxter … Continue reading Romans 14; Romans 15:1-13; Grace
Welcome to this weeks Quantum of Hope – Was the election of Scott Morrison a ‘miracle’? Should Boris Johnson be taken to court for the EU referendum? Is the Indian election good for Christians? What is happening with Israeli politics.? A Canadian Feminist brings some sense to the trans debate in Scotland. A Church of England vicar, John Parker, takes a costly stance against the … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 44 – Australian ‘miracle’; EU Election; Naomi Wolf; Trans and Feminism; Todd Coontz; Virtual Church; The Oldest Bible Ms; Chick-Fil-A
This weeks article on Christian Today – you can read the original here – Go West: is the American Church the answer to the UK Church’s problems? (Photo: Unsplash/Travis Gergen) “Over paid, over sexed and over here” was one common saying concerning the American GI’s during the Second World War. I doubt that this is the appropriate description for the growing number of American missionaries … Continue reading Go West: is the American Church the answer to the UK Church’s problems?
This weeks Quantum is the second part of our review of what we do. Last week we looked at society. This week we look at the church. Joel Osteen and Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke and Jayne Ozanne; And the wonderful Sinclair Ferguson – watch this clip! Then we have a look at both the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church … Continue reading Quantum of Hope 43 -Joel Osteen; Matt Chandler; Steve Chalke; Sinclair Ferguson; The General Assembly; Durham Church; Lucas Moura; City Alight
Morning Service from 28th April: Songs: All Heaven Declares; O Praise the Name; Bright Light Shining/I Want to Walk with Jesus Christ; Ps 119:121-128; May the Mind of Christ my Saviour Readings: Acts 22:30-23:11; Psalm 119:121-128 Sermon: Romans 12:2 Transformed by the renewal of your mind Horatius Bonar “ Thy way not mine, O Lord, However dark it be! Lead me by thine own right … Continue reading Romans 12:2 A Renewed Mind; Romans 12:3-8 – The Church’s Stategy; This is Amazing Grace
This week’s Quantum covers some big issues. The Internet is now dividing into blocs based on different world views. The Japanese have a new emperor. Also in Asia there is an extraordinary story about deaths in the election. The madness of transgenderism and the destruction of women’s sports continues with a BBC journalist speaking of those women who were ‘assigned’ as male at birth! This results in … Continue reading Quantum 40 – The Splinternet; Japanese Emperor; Born as a Man; Indonesia; Arthur Miller; Greta; China; Obesity; Brexit and Africa; Spain; Californian Shooting; Quantas
This months editorial in The Record – plus index and poetry page Church Ablaze It’s General Assembly month. And probably the last time I will write an editorial for this august publication. As I look back over the past years it seems that nothing ever really changes. In 2016 we made a last-minute plea to the Church of Scotland not to change its, and the … Continue reading Church Ablaze – The Pre-Assembly Record Editorial for May
Union Theological College is the largest theological training institute in Northern Ireland. For many years it has been directly connected with the largest University in Northern Ireland, Queens. Today it is in the news because it has been announced that following a review, that link is to be completely severed. Queens University cuts ties with Presbyterian Run College The Presbyterian Church in Ireland issued a … Continue reading Queens Intolerance
After writing about my hopes of going to Australia Transported to Australia – Article in Evangelicals Now I was sent this link about Mark Driscoll speaking to the Australians in Sydney on the subject of evangelism in 2008. It is a fascinating document because I think it is a great lesson in how NOT to speak prophetically into a situation you do not know. As it … Continue reading Deconstructing Driscoll – Lessons for American, Australian and UK Church Cultures.
If you want to hear todays ‘Your Call – answering Bible Questions’ with yours truly on Premier then you can get it here – https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Weekday/Your-Call/Episodes/Your-Call1070 It was an unusual one – spirit spouses, women priests and preachers, the difference between grace and mercy, anger, the Spirit guiding, obeying your husband, personal bible difficulties and are Messianic Jews Christian? And if you missed last months… Bible … Continue reading Your Call – Bible Questions – From Spirit Spouses to Women Preachers!