Wisdom and Meaning for the 21st Century – Ecclesiastes

This weeks commentary on Ecclesiastes in Christian Today:  How the weird book of Ecclesiastes can gives us meaning in the 21st century Last week we saw that the book of Ecclesiastes is the ‘Gospel’ book for today’s modern world. People are lonely, tired, weary and worn, and the universe itself seems to offer no meaning. Are … More Wisdom and Meaning for the 21st Century – Ecclesiastes

Nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes is the gospel for today’s society

I have begun a new weekly series for Christian Today on Ecclesiastes.  The idea is to take this wonderful book and use it to connect our ‘meaningless’ society to the meaningful Christ.   Feel free to comment, pass on and use as you wish.  You can read the original here Nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes … More Nothing new under the sun: Ecclesiastes is the gospel for today’s society

Weinstein, Spacey and the hypocrisy of the current moral panic

This article was first published in Christian Today Moral Panic The Western media and politicians are now in full-scale moral panic mode. After Harvey Weinstein we have the absolutely shocking revelation that there are other people in positions of power who have abused that power. Whether it’s in the celebrity bubble of Hollywood or the … More Weinstein, Spacey and the hypocrisy of the current moral panic

Revelation 22 – Seven Principles for Today’s Church

As we head home after a superb few days in Wittenberg and Berlin – celebrating the Reformation – I do so with a renewed sense of purpose and pessimism about the culture and optimism about the Gospel.  Tomorrow I head into hospital for another operation which God willing will soon see me back to full … More Revelation 22 – Seven Principles for Today’s Church

Reformation 500: With the ‘fundamentalism, terror and religious violence’ should we really celebrate?

Continuing the Reformation theme – my latest article in Christian Today   (please click the link for the original) – asks whether we should celebrate the 500th anniversary…I will also be on the Janet Parshall tomorrow looking at the same question from an American perspective….In this article look particularly at the BBC documentary which sought to … More Reformation 500: With the ‘fundamentalism, terror and religious violence’ should we really celebrate?

A Dangerous Church? The Elephant in the Balliol College Freshers Fair

This article was first published on Christian Today I return from a lovely break in Croatia to discover yet another one of those ‘snowflake/University bans Christians’ stories. But this is one with a difference. It involves one of the world’s top Universities, Oxford. The problem with Balliol College’s now retracted ban of the Christian Union … More A Dangerous Church? The Elephant in the Balliol College Freshers Fair

Revelation 20: Who are the real millennials? | Christian Today

This article first appeared in Christian Today: Revelation 20: Who are the real millennials?   Are you Pre, Post or A? This is not a question that you will hear outside of Christian circles. What does it matter? What does it mean? The Bible teaches that just as Christ ascended into heaven so he will return … More Revelation 20: Who are the real millennials? | Christian Today