Gods Word Returns Full – More Fruit from Matt Dillahunty!

The Matt Dillahunty debates on Premier Unbelievable continue to reverberate.  For some reason those two debates (see links below) seem to have really touched a nerve. For example a couple of weeks ago another angry atheist posted a blog explaining in great detail why I ‘lost’ the debate.  I havn’t read it – mainly because life is too short – and I don’t really care.  … Continue reading Gods Word Returns Full – More Fruit from Matt Dillahunty!

Ecclesiastes 10: The Stench of Folly and the Perfume of Christ

This weeks Ecclesiastes article on Christian Today  One rotten apple spoils the barrel. One badly behaved child can disrupt a whole class. One abusive clergyman can harm a whole church. One dead fly ruins perfume. Solomon having told us about the necessity of wisdom then goes on to explain how a little foolishness can harm life. (Ecclesiastes 10:1-11). Pixabay A Little Folly — verse 2. The heart of … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 10: The Stench of Folly and the Perfume of Christ

Ecclesiastes 9: The Wisdom of Christ

This article was published on Christian Today I wonder whether, if at school we offered a class entitled Wisdom 101, there would be any takers? It seems as though education in the West has shifted from teaching students the basics of how to think (literacy, philosophy, language, numeracy, reason and logic) to teaching them what to think. Education used to be a case of cramming … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 9: The Wisdom of Christ

Ecclesiastes 9: Time and chance, and why we can’t always get what we want

I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favour to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 9: Time and chance, and why we can’t always get what we want

Wealth, Wisdom and Sex aren’t enough – Preaching at the Village Church – part 2

This is the second video of my time in The Village Church – Ecclesiastes part two…I wasn’t able to upload the video and couldn’t find it on Vimeo but if you click here you will be able to get it – Ecclesiastes 1 – Nothing New Under the Sun – Preaching at the Village Church, Sydney This is the MP3 of it…   Continue reading Wealth, Wisdom and Sex aren’t enough – Preaching at the Village Church – part 2

Ecclesiastes 9: 4 biblical rules for enjoying life (and glorifying God)

This article was first published on the Christian Today website ‘How to live life’ books are always near the top of the bestseller charts. Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life is still up there after many weeks. Some regard this as a modern fad, but as Solomon tells us, there is nothing new under the sun. Three thousand years before Jordan Peterson, Solomon offers his own rules … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 9: 4 biblical rules for enjoying life (and glorifying God)

Ecclesiastes 1 – Nothing New Under the Sun – Preaching at the Village Church, Sydney

I greatly enjoyed being at The Village Church in Annandale, Sydney.  It is a contemporary Anglican church which makes great use of media.  I was impressed with the congregation and the minister, Dominic Steele. Here is a video of the morning sermon on Ecclesiastes 1.  The evening will be next week.  This also is available on Clayton TV here –      Continue reading Ecclesiastes 1 – Nothing New Under the Sun – Preaching at the Village Church, Sydney

Ecclesiastes 9:1-9 – Death, Life and Destiny

Having reflected on how little he knows, Solomon now turns to the one thing we can all we sure of – death (Ecclesiastes 9:1-9). We many not know what is going to happen in life, but one thing is certain – everyone is going to die. The same destiny overtakes all. That is the hard reality of life. So let us eat, drink and be merry for … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 9:1-9 – Death, Life and Destiny

Ecclesiastes 8: Real Understanding; True Contentment

(This article was first published on the Christian Today website – here)  You would think that having tried to understand the difficult question of how to live in a corrupt society Solomon would have had enough. But no – now he goes on to ‘apply his mind to everything that happens under the sun’ (Ecclesiastes 8:9-17). How did it go for him? ReutersThe Preacher is concerned about … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 8: Real Understanding; True Contentment

Ecclesiastes 8 – How to Live in a Corrupt Society

Stephen Pinker in his latest book Enlightenment tries to tell us that everything is getting better (thanks to the 18th-century Enlightenment which apparently had no dark spots at all) and that, as long as we get rid of religion, we will continue to progress to Nirvana. But unless you live in the privileged world of the privileged you have to face up to the question of how … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 8 – How to Live in a Corrupt Society