Persuasive Evangelism in The Local Church – FIEC Leaders Conference

I was greatly privileged to be allowed to speak at the FIEC leaders conference in Torquay.  As I wrote here it was a stimulating and encouraging time.  Here is the first of the seminars I gave – it was entitled ‘Apologetics in the Local Church’ although a better title would be ‘Persuasive Evangelism through the Local Church’.   I hope it is helpful. (I hope to … Continue reading Persuasive Evangelism in The Local Church – FIEC Leaders Conference

Sound the Alarm – Bell (a review of Rob Bell’s Premier Interview)

It’s illegal to cycle in the UK without a bell on your bike. The reason for this is to warn the ambling pedestrians that you are about to hit. I thought of this when I wasted 47 minutes of my life listening to one of the worst interviews in terms of the responses of the interviewee,  I have ever heard – Premiers§ Christianty magazines interview … Continue reading Sound the Alarm – Bell (a review of Rob Bell’s Premier Interview)

Reflections on Sydney Anglicanism – An Interview with the Australian Church Record

This is an interview I did with The Australian Church Record – you can get the original by clicking here  I learned a great deal when in Sydney and I hope that some of this is helpful to the church – wherever you are! The ACR was privileged to hear from David Robertson, author of The Dawkins Letters and blogger at TheWeeFlea.com, on his recent visit to … Continue reading Reflections on Sydney Anglicanism – An Interview with the Australian Church Record

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

Does Scotland Need Another Billy Graham?

  This is the editorial from the June Record.  You can purchase a digital copy here – for the ridiculous price of £1.50 (or equivalent).  Watching the BBC documentary ‘Six Weeks to Save the World’, about Billy Graham, was utterly fascinating. The 1950s was a different era and a very different Scotland. The majority of people were associated with the church, and holding a six-week … Continue reading Does Scotland Need Another Billy Graham?

Evangelism in Todays Culture – Interview with Mark Baddeley

One of the great things about going to Brisbane and Queensland Theological College  was meeting one of the lecturers Mark Baddeley – he is a stimulating and fascinating person with a great deal to teach.  I loved his interview technique and his ability to push back.  Here is a short video they made of a discussion we had.  Enjoy…   Ozzie Observations – Week 9 – … Continue reading Evangelism in Todays Culture – Interview with Mark Baddeley

Does Jesus Dislike Evangelism?

(This article was first published on Christian Today) The former leader of one of the UK’s few mega churches (Abundant Life, Bradford), Paul Scanlon, is now someone who gives ‘Master Classes in Communication’. Recently he communicated a very interesting thought that has caused a bit of a stir and hit a nerve. He Instagrammed: ‘Christians and non-Christians agree on one thing – we both dislike evangelism.’ … Continue reading Does Jesus Dislike Evangelism?

How Could We Be Silent? – SpeakingUp About our Greatest Love

(This article was published on the Desiring God website (here) last week)  Much to my surprise, I became a Christian as a teenager. But when I did, I was quite determined to be a secret Christian. This was partly because, to be honest, I didn’t like most of the Christians I knew. But it was also partly because, living in a very post-Christian Scotland, I … Continue reading How Could We Be Silent? – SpeakingUp About our Greatest Love