Loving doing Ecclesiastes for Christian Today – it always amazes me how beautifully and directly relevant it is to today’s culture. My favourite Gospel book! Here is the latest one on ch.3:9-11. I had orginally entitled this ‘The Burden of Eternity and Beauty’ but I prefer their retitling! Ecclesiastes 3: There’s a reason why we’re born … More Ecclesiastes 3:9-11- There’s a reason why we’re born with a sense of eternity
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 … More The Times They Are A’Changing – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
I wrote this article on Transgender for Christian Today. In reply CT then published this article WWJD – A Trans Christian responds . I was horrified and to be honest quite hurt about it – and I don’t often get hurt about personal articles. The ‘on the one hand some Christians say this, on … More What Should the Church do About Transgender? A response to a response..
This weeks Ecclesiastes article on Christian Today Some people really enjoy their work. That Monday morning feeling, for them, is springing out of bed and bounding to work with joy and zeal. Others however find work just a drudge – something they have to do to pay the bills. It’s Monday but Friday’s coming. PixabaySometimes … More Ecclesiastes 2: Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die – the futility of work.
This weeks Ecclesiastes Article in Christian Today The Highway to Hell: How Ecclesiastes pinpoints our culture’s demise There was a fashion among teenage boys for a while to mock the smart and clever kid. It was cool to be dumb. Anyone who loved learning or books was a ‘geek’ to be despised as unhip and … More Highway to Hell – Ecclesiastes 2:12-16
This article first appeared on the Christian Today website. What Would Jesus Do – About Transgender? It’s that moment you always know will arrive. You’re in the midst of an online discussion in which you are going against the general zeitgeist on a social issue (in this case transgender) and then it happens: someone comes … More WWJD – about Transgender?
King Solomon’s Pleasure Dome had sex, drugs and money. Why didn’t it work? This weeks column on Christian Today on Ecclesiastes Every now and then within the Church, the cry goes up, ‘we need to make the Bible more relevant’. But such a cry is only an indication of misunderstanding the Bible. We don’t need … More Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll – King Solomon’s Pleasure Dome – Ecclesiastes 2:1-11
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