The Healthy Church that Makes Jesus Sick

Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World This weeks column in Christian Today continuing the series on Revelation Christ’s seventh letter to the seventh church (Laodicea) is the best known and yet the most shocking (Revelation 3:14-22). The imagery is stunning. Holman Hunt’s famous picture ‘The Light of the World’ is based upon verse 20, which in … More The Healthy Church that Makes Jesus Sick

The Tolerant Church – Christian Today Revelation Series – 5

This was published on the Christian Today website – click  Here for the original. North Carolina’s “bathroom law” positioned the state at the centre of a debate over equality, privacy and religious freedom. What are the primary virtues of our culture? Diversity, inclusivity, equality and tolerance. That’s what progressive society is all about. But is it? … More The Tolerant Church – Christian Today Revelation Series – 5

Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower – the Janet Parshall show – September

This months appearance on the Janet Parshall show was as enjoyable as ever!  The subject is very important – the increasing publication of books about Jesus (see Krattenmaker’s above) and suggesting we can follow him without being a believer!  One difficulty is that far too many Christians think that at least its a good thing … More Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower – the Janet Parshall show – September

Jesus’s SWOT analysis of the Western Church today – Revelation Series 3

This is part 3 of our Revelation articles in Christian Today If only God would speak to us. If only he would show us what he wants. If only he would reveal himself to us, then we would believe. That is often the refrain from the non-believer. Ah, says the Christian, he has – in Christ. But, … More Jesus’s SWOT analysis of the Western Church today – Revelation Series 3

The Living Christ, the Real Presence and Real Salvation – Revelation part 2 (ch.1:4-18)

  I am delighted that the series on Revelation Christianity Today asked me to do has gone down so well.  The articles that are usually the most popular are those that have testimony, sex, controversy and those of the ‘five ways to be a biblical pet owner genre’!  So whilst I really enjoy writing these … More The Living Christ, the Real Presence and Real Salvation – Revelation part 2 (ch.1:4-18)

Defeating the Darkness – In Memory of Elie Wiesel

Today Elie Wiesel died.  A man who was for me, as for many others a phenomenal inspiration.  BBC Report of Elie Wiesel This chapter from The Dawkins Letters  explains why the great questions raised by Wiesel and the horror of the Holocaust ultimately point to only one solution – Christ. Letter 8 – The Myth of … More Defeating the Darkness – In Memory of Elie Wiesel