Romans 6 – True Freedom – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

“What is the end of all church-order, assemblies, and worship?  What is a church?  Is it not a company of sinners gathered together, according to God’s appointment, to give glory and praise to him for pardoning grace, for the forgiveness of sins, and to yield to him that obedience which he requires from us on the account of his having so dealt with us?  This … Continue reading Romans 6 – True Freedom – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

The Times They Are A’Changing – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

This weeks Ecclesiastes article on Christian Today  In general in Western society we are money rich and time poor. That is as true for the church as it is for the rest of society – indeed it may be even truer. While the world has just work, family, friends and leisure to use up the fixed resource of time, we add church. It’s little wonder … Continue reading The Times They Are A’Changing – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

The Number of the Beast – Revelation 13

This weeks column on Christian Today – for the original click Here Let’s try a little test. Would you accept a hotel room with the number 666? When your car reaches 666 miles and crashes do you think that’s a coincidence? What do you think is on channel 666 on your TV? It’s possible that you may be suffering from Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – now there’s a word … Continue reading The Number of the Beast – Revelation 13

Revelation 9: Are We Heading Into the Abyss?

This is the latest in my series on Revelation for Today on The Christian Today website Revelation 9 is a difficult passage especially for those who want a ‘soft’ Bible rather than a real one!  This was not easy to write – but it does seem especially appropriate for today….   Muhammed Ali, Prince, Harper Lee, Fidel Castro, David Bowie, John Glenn, Nancy Reagan, Arnold Palmer, … Continue reading Revelation 9: Are We Heading Into the Abyss?

Light out of Darkness: A Review of Leonard Cohen’s ‘You Want It Darker’

This is an album that is very bleak, if you listen to it against a backdrop of materialistic, atheistic secularism. There really is nothing. No hope, no hallelujah. But if you see this album in the light of the incarnation, life, teaching, death, resurrection and return of the Name above all names, then the darkness only serves to magnify the Light. Continue reading Light out of Darkness: A Review of Leonard Cohen’s ‘You Want It Darker’

Don’t Disrespect People – Unless they are Christians – What Captain Fantastic tells us about Western Culture today.

  Imagine a film that looks at a right wing home schooling ‘Christian’ family who live in the woods because they want to distance themselves from modern society.   They are taught to hunt and kill, they don’t have much contact with people outside their own family, and the children can repeat verbatim what their parents have taught them. Worst of all their mother dies after … Continue reading Don’t Disrespect People – Unless they are Christians – What Captain Fantastic tells us about Western Culture today.

Welcome to the Apocalypse

This is the first in a new Christian Today series on the book of Revelation – you can read the original Here   It’s a brilliant if somewhat mad Francis Ford Coppola film, with possibly the best ending credits and soundtrack ever! I am of course speaking of the Oscar winning 1979 film Apocalypse Now, which in its redux form is still one of the most powerful … Continue reading Welcome to the Apocalypse

Quantum of Solas 44 – Corbyn & British Values | Saudi diplomat sex scandals | US & guns | The Scottgate Tapes | Alice Cooper | Bob Dylan | Solas Conference Edinburgh

http://www.solas-cpc.org/wp/2015/10/quantum-44/ This weeks podcast looks at Corbyn & British Values | Saudi diplomat sex scandals | US & guns | The Scottgate Tapes | Alice Cooper | Bob Dylan | Solas Conference Edinburgh Enjoy – subscribe – pass on…. Continue reading Quantum of Solas 44 – Corbyn & British Values | Saudi diplomat sex scandals | US & guns | The Scottgate Tapes | Alice Cooper | Bob Dylan | Solas Conference Edinburgh

An Open Letter to C of S Evangelicals in the light of the C of S/Humanist Debacle

An Open Letter to C of S Evangelicals   Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am writing to ask for your forgiveness and for your help.  For your forgiveness because once again it looks as though I have come across both as a spokesman for the evangelicals in the C of S and also as a critic of the C of S.  Neither role is one … Continue reading An Open Letter to C of S Evangelicals in the light of the C of S/Humanist Debacle