Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Corporate Capitalism, the World Cup and the Sign of a Society Committing Suicide

Please. Stop it.  Enough.   We get the message…over and over and over again.  We can hear you.  We know you are virtuous.   We know you are for equality and diversity.  So please, please, please, can we have some diversity in our corporate culture – and some equality?  Our corporate capitalists and public institutions seems obsessed with only one issue.   (I note the common complaint that … Continue reading Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Corporate Capitalism, the World Cup and the Sign of a Society Committing Suicide

The Cross, the Temple and the Gospel – Sinclair Ferguson, Andy Robertson and John Owen

Last Sunday was apparently quite a special one in St Peters – if you listen to the two services you will hear why – Sinclair’s sermon on the Cross is stunning, as is Andrew’s on Ezekiel.  What struck me about both is that not only were they deeply biblical and faithful to the text, they were passionate and full of pathos and emotion.  This is … Continue reading The Cross, the Temple and the Gospel – Sinclair Ferguson, Andy Robertson and John Owen

Better than Hillsong – some great Aussie Worship Songs

One of the great strengths of Australian Christianity is its creativity.  The most famous are of course Hillsong – who, to be fair, have provided some great music. But there is a little known group called City Alight  from St Pauls, Castlehill Anglican Church in North Sydney who have produced some stunning songs which are very suitable for congregational worship.   None more so than my … Continue reading Better than Hillsong – some great Aussie Worship Songs

‘Evangelical’ Moderator honoured for ‘Changing attitudes within the Church to Same Sex Relationships’

As my twice weekly column with Christian Today has come to an end and as the readership of this blog continues to grow, I have been thinking and praying about what to do with it.  I have tended to write quite lengthy posts which people say won’t be read – but many of them are – as in these two this week – Undivided – An … Continue reading ‘Evangelical’ Moderator honoured for ‘Changing attitudes within the Church to Same Sex Relationships’

What should the Church do about Refugees?

Right now the EU countries are meeting and desperately trying to find a way to save Angela Merkel’s skin.  Having invited 1.2 million refugees into Germany she is finding that the price is a heavy one.  Meanwhile in Sweden a far right anti-immigrant party is about to become the main opposition party – in Italy and Malta refugees have been turned back.  The EU nations … Continue reading What should the Church do about Refugees?

Proclaiming Christ in a Post-Christian Culture – Menai Anglican

We are just back from Sydney – tired but happy…..it was a great sabbatical…not so much a rest but rather a renewal – anyway a change is as good as a rest!…..   One of the highlights was on Wednesday 30th of May when we visited Menai Anglican to talk about Proclaiming Christ in a Post-Christian Culture.  This was one of those meetings that you … Continue reading Proclaiming Christ in a Post-Christian Culture – Menai Anglican

An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church about Vicky Beeching and ‘Gay Christianity’

Brothers and Sisters, As you may be aware Vicky Beeching is currently doing the circuit in the UK and the US promoting her book Undivided. (See my review here) Undivided – An Open Letter to Vicky Beeching  Many in the church and in the wider culture are lauding her.   For example the blurb on her book cover includes this hyperbole from The Guardian. “Beeching is arguably the … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church about Vicky Beeching and ‘Gay Christianity’

Undivided – An Open Letter to Vicky Beeching

Undivided – An Open Letter to Vicky Beeching  (Vicky Beeching is a relatively well-known Christian singer songwriter who is now better known for being gay and an advocate of the LGBT agenda within the church.   When she came out as gay she knew that her career on the American Christian music scene was over, but she now has a new career as a darling of … Continue reading Undivided – An Open Letter to Vicky Beeching

Tim Keller and Sinclair Ferguson on Christian Ministry

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

What Gender is God?

I have just finished the ms for my book for 15-17 year olds – its 52 questions from teenagers all over the world – each one answered with a bible passage, text, commentary,  discussion questions. recommended further reading and a prayer.  One of the articles has already been published by Premier Christianity’s Youth Work magazine.  This is it below.  I have also added in the other elements … Continue reading What Gender is God?