‘Oh no’ I thought[‘ here we go again’. Yet another memoir on being a gay Christian. But I had heard this girl was good…..so I ordered Gay Girl, Good God in the hope that it might not be bad. I was wrong….it is superb! This is the book that Vicky Beeching should have written! There is so much that is good about it. It is … Continue reading Gay Girl, Good God
Returning to the Vicky Beeching saga there are a couple of responses that need to be carefully considered…and which raise up much wider issues: Hate/Love Mail I don’t mean either the hate or love mail….As an example of the former this one is a cracker (written in the name of love!). You are doing the work of the devil. You are keeping people from Christ! … Continue reading Keep Silent….or Speak Out?k
I loved meeting John Anderson, former deputy Prime Minister of Australia. He is a lovely Christian, with a sharp mind and great understanding of Western culture. I regard him as a highly significant figure – look at his website and you will see why. It gives me some hope that there are some politicians like him. His ‘conversations’ are superb….he has some great ones with … Continue reading John Anderson Interview – Where is the West Heading?
Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson are probably the most influential Christian leaders in my life and ministry. It was therefore a joy to hear them both on this video speaking about ministry and life. (If you don’t wish to watch the whole ceremony Tim Keller begins at around the 27 minute mark- Sinclair at the one hour 27 ). Tim Keller always has this … Continue reading Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson on Christian Ministry
One of the great advantages of living in the modern world is that we are able to listen to conferences on the other side of the world – when they are live streamed as was Ligonier’s West Coast conference in the USA this past weekend. I was throughly enjoying listening to the wisdom of the teachers who had been speaking. But then came an answer … Continue reading Does God Speak in Dreams? Does God Love Everyone? An ‘unfortunate’ answer from the Ligonier Conference
The following is an extended version of an article I published yesterday on Christian Today. After I wrote about the Royal Wedding I was faced with two direct challenges/accusations – can you do any better (what would you write)? And what do you mean that this sermon has indicated the faultlines in Western Evangelicalism? I will get to the former later – but I have … Continue reading How Bishop Curry’s Sermon Revealed the Four Evangelical Tribes
This article was published on Christian Today I wonder whether, if at school we offered a class entitled Wisdom 101, there would be any takers? It seems as though education in the West has shifted from teaching students the basics of how to think (literacy, philosophy, language, numeracy, reason and logic) to teaching them what to think. Education used to be a case of cramming … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 9: The Wisdom of Christ