A Psalm for 9/11

Following on from yesterdays post about the significance of the psalms, it seems to me that where they really come into their own is the way they allow us to express our emotions both personal and corporate – especially in times of crisis.   Today is 9/11…what psalms would speak to that situation? How about Psalm 9:9-11? Those who know your name trust in you, for … Continue reading A Psalm for 9/11

A Revolutionary Question for the Evangelical Church (and the Participants at the “Sing” Conference)

There is a wonderful conference going on just now in Nashville – one that I would dearly love to be at! This could also be a revolutionary conference which may have a catalysing effect upon the whole American church. Keith Getty’s Sing will have 7,500 participants – mainly pastors and worship leaders. It will be addressed by people such as John MacArthur, Alistair Begg, John … Continue reading A Revolutionary Question for the Evangelical Church (and the Participants at the “Sing” Conference)

A Tale of Two Sermons – The Wedding One and the Funeral One

Remember that Royal Wedding sermon  Right Royal Preaching    Well now we have a new one.   Another African-American preacher has been in the headlines this week because of a sermon given at a great public occasion.  Rev. Jasper W. Williams has found himself in hot water because of his eulogy at the funeral of Aretha Franklin.  Given the reports about it, I thought I would listen to … Continue reading A Tale of Two Sermons – The Wedding One and the Funeral One

Take Heart – with Matt Chandler

Take Heart with Matt Chandler Sometimes books from the US about cultural change, evangelism and the Bible don’t translate all that well outside of the US. Matt Chandler’s Take Heart is an exception.   It’s a small book that packs an enormous punch and is just so encouraging. I’d just finished preparing to speak on the subject of ‘courage’ at the Katoomba Christian Convention – when … Continue reading Take Heart – with Matt Chandler

Led by the Spirit, Wisdom from Proverbs – sermons and worship from St Petes…

As I prepare for preaching in Memphis Sunday morning here is the sermon from last Sunday morning – again there was a tangible sense of the Lord’s presence with people in tears and just a joy at His goodness. And the service from the evening…again another stunning sermon from Sinclair on wisdom….enjoy… “It is however the design of Paul, as it will presently appear more … Continue reading Led by the Spirit, Wisdom from Proverbs – sermons and worship from St Petes…

Quantum 06 | The Wee Flea Podcast

|1| Aretha Franklin. |2| Predator Priests. |3| Canadian Euthanasia. |4| Freedom of Expression. |5| Vicky Beeching on sin. |6| The Greek Debt Crisis. LISTEN HERE https://www.podbean.com/media/player/6bt4s-981d97?from=yiiadmin&vjs=1&skin=13&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=0&rtl=0 Download this episode (right click and save) Subscribe on  iTunes or Podbean STORY LINKS Aretha Franklin BBC – Obituary: Aretha Franklin Predator Priests RebelPriest – Homosexual predators, not paedophile priests, are Church’s deadly cancer Reddit  – Summary of Pennsylvania Predator Priest Activity Canadian Euthanasia National Review – Canadian Hospital Pushes Euthanasia on … Continue reading Quantum 06 | The Wee Flea Podcast

Memphis Blues and Lessons from Aunt Jemima

I am currently in Memphis speaking at a conference on evangelism.  As Arnie would say ‘its good to be back’! But The South is changing.   And the Church is in trouble.  Of course that is not immediately obvious.  There are still the same large buildings, big congregations, incredible resources (they know how to look after their pastors)  and of course the glorious Southern hospitality. IPC … Continue reading Memphis Blues and Lessons from Aunt Jemima