In order to understand our culture and ourselves there are some subjects that it is vital to grasp. In terms of answering the question ‘who am I?’ or ‘who are we?’ we need to consider the question of moral responsibility and free will. It is important to understand that many of our elites are moving … More Beware the Hyper-Calvinist Atheists!
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
One of the traps we fall into as Christians responding to the chaos in today’s culture is that sometimes we do not see the wood for the trees. So we end up responding to particular issues without realising the context in which those issues arise. It is absolutely essential that we get the bigger picture … More Welcome to the Sexual Counter-Reformation
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
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
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
Todays Christian Today column – after what appears like a marathon I am coming to the end of the Revelation series – I consider it an honour to be permitted to do such a bible teaching series on such a popular website. And I loved doing this weeks – Revelation 21 – you can read … More Revelation 21 – And Now For the Really Good News
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?
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
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