I heard a lovely story this week about A.S.K – from a lady in Australia who had given it to her friend and she and her friends and children greatly appreciated it. “These are exactly the questions we are asking’. It was good to hear. This week’s question is one I have heard a lot…. BIBLE READING: Psalm 104:24-35 TEXT: All creatures look to you … Continue reading Animals in Heaven – Do Dogs Go To Heaven? A.S.K 20
BIBLE READING: 1 John 5:13-21 TEXT: And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you … Continue reading A.S.K 19 – The Certainty of Heaven – How Can I Know I Will Go There?
This weeks A.S.K question… BIBLE READING: Isaiah 30:8-18 TEXT: Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!(Isaiah 30:18) The teaching about Hell is so hard. It’s hard to take in, hard to grasp, hard to preach and hard to ignore. … Continue reading A.S.K 18 – Hell
Quantum 60 The Israeli elections are deadlocked.. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says he will continue to speak about social issues, whilst drawing his $26 million salary…. Richard Dawkins is back with his new book for teenagers…. I thought it was a foetus?! Government appoints new envoy for freedom of religion – but there is a problem… We also mention the EU Empire – Did We … Continue reading Quantum 60 – The One with Israel, Dawkins, Qantas, Freedom, EU Empire, Social Constuctionist, Pride at Proms, Hong Kong Anthem, Extinction Rebellion, Plant Prayer
This months column in Evangelicals now. Mark Driscoll is back. For some that sentence speaks of a nightmare. For others it is something to be welcomed. Others will ask ‘Mark who?’ – thus demonstrating that celebrity pastors can have as short a fame lifespan as reality TV stars. I met Mark in 2008, in my first stint as editor of the Record. He was the … Continue reading The Return of the Celebrity Pastor
BIBLE READING: John 3:14-21 TEXT: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). God’s response to the big question of suffering – is to give us an even bigger answer! One that will blow your mind. One that even the angels are amazed at. One … Continue reading The Death of Jesus – A.S.K 15
BIBLE READING: Psalm 119:65-72 TEXT: You are good and you do what is good; teach me your decrees (Psalm 119:68). In the previous chapter we talked about God’s thoughts and plans being good for us. That immediately raises the questions we now face in this chapter – which some people think are the most difficult questions of all. If God is good then why do … Continue reading God and Suffering – A.S.K 14
The Pastors Heart is an excellent programme from Dominic Steele. Steve MacAlpine and myself recorded this programme with Dominic a couple of weeks ago…Enjoy.. And here is a previous interview with Dominic The Pastors Heart – Interview with Dominic Steele Continue reading The Pastors Heart – Living In Babylon
Yesterday we reflected from a Christian’s perspective on the question of what is wrong with the world. Today I want to look at it from the honest, intelligent non-Christian’s perspective. In The Sunday Times this week Neil Oliver had a fascinating and brilliant article entitled “Football Tribes Have Never Left Hatred Behind” (For those who don’t have access behind the Paywall I have attached the text of … Continue reading What’s Wrong With The World? – Part 2 – A Secularist Answer
I recently heard a speaker who I thought was excellent – what he said was biblical, clear and passionate. The audience loved it….but I struggled. And here’s the problem – I couldn’t work out why. There was just something that did not connect for me. I have been trying to identify the problem. Was it just me? The speaker was excellent and everyone else … Continue reading What’s Wrong With the World?