A.S.K 9 – Finding God

It’s so simple isn’t it? If only God made himself clear then of course we would believe in him! Why wouldn’t we? So it must be his fault in hiding away from us. It’s like he’s playing mind games with us – expecting us to figure it all out. The words in our text are spoken by a friend of Job called Zophar. You know … Continue reading A.S.K 9 – Finding God

The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

This is the last of my Premier ‘Thought for the Day’ in which we look at the Second Coming and the End of the World, Heaven and Hell …enjoy.. This was based on chapter 10 of Magnificent Obsession.   Here are some of the quotes used in that chapter. “No fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought or feeling, can preserve a life beyond the grave…all … Continue reading The Last Things – The Second Coming – Heaven and Hell – Premier Thought for the Day – 10

Ozzie Observations – Week 10 – Os Guinness and the Future of Humanity

Last night I had the privilege of gathering with a couple of hundred others in the centre of Sydney to hear Os Guinness give the Smith lecture on the future of humanity.   It was a gathering of the great and good in Sydney evangelicalism – from the Archbishop to the former Vice Prime Minister…It was an incredibly encouraging event organised by City Bible Forum. The … Continue reading Ozzie Observations – Week 10 – Os Guinness and the Future of Humanity

A Christmas Bonus – Goldman’s, Norway and Bertrand Russell

For some reason we were not able to put up last weeks sermons yet, so this Sunday I thought I would post this article I wrote for Christmas 2004 on the old Free Church website.  Its interesting how things change but the problems remain the same! – plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose! A Christmas Bonus – Goldman’s, Norway and Bertrand Russell Let’s … Continue reading A Christmas Bonus – Goldman’s, Norway and Bertrand Russell

When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream

This is the third and final part of a series began earlier in the week, explaining why I, as a 2014 Yes voter have taken the painful decision to vote No if there is another IndyRef soon. When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part 1 – The Fantasy When Yes means No – A Tale of Three Referendums – Part … Continue reading When Yes Means No – Part 3 – The Dream

The Christian Hope – (The Scotsman Article)

This is my article in The Scotsman today.  You can get the original by clicking the link – (or better still buying a paper and passing it on to others)….There is also a superb article from the Catholic Bishops Council on the same page….below is the text with the two parts in block quotes that were left out…. Here’s Hoping you Have Something to Live For – … Continue reading The Christian Hope – (The Scotsman Article)

Tim LaHaye and the End of the World

This is my last Apologetics column for Christian Today  I think I have written 25!  Next week I am starting a new series on the book of Revelation! Tim LaHaye and the end times: What should we believe about the end of the world? Do we have the correct view of the End Times? I knocked on the door which was ajar. My friend was not … Continue reading Tim LaHaye and the End of the World

Pie in the Sky when you Die? – Understanding Heaven

This weeks apologetics article in Christian Today  – Apologetics 101 Have you noticed that every time a celebrity dies (which seems to be occurring at an alarming rate this year – or am I just getting old?) that inevitably the remarks follow about them being in heaven, looking down, playing their guitar etc? For a generation that is supposed not to believe in God and the … Continue reading Pie in the Sky when you Die? – Understanding Heaven

The Message of Jesus – Apolgetics 101- no.8

Here is my latest article in Christian Today  – The title should be the Message of Jesus but for some reason it has been changed to something that to me does not reflect the article. Is the Bible really that important? Everyone loves Jesus; it’s just the Church they can’t stand. Everyone loves the message of Jesus, if only the Church practised it. In this series … Continue reading The Message of Jesus – Apolgetics 101- no.8

Battle for the Mind – The Importance of the Church’s Involvement in Education

This is my article in the third edition of the Solas magazine.   If you would like to support this work please subscribe – you can get the print or digital version here  We are really keen to make this magazine work on a subscription only basis….why not subscribe yourself or gift a subscription to someone else – every little helps!  It is deliberately designed to … Continue reading Battle for the Mind – The Importance of the Church’s Involvement in Education