The Power of Hate

Society is awash with hatred, but love is stronger A strong contender for word of the year for 2018 is already ‘hate’. Every day we hear about hate speech, hate groups and numerous slogans along the line of ‘love trumps hate’. In this regard I was intrigued by a proposal from the city of Hamilton in Canada to ban ‘hate groups’. The trouble is how one defines … Continue reading The Power of Hate

Which is Better? A Party or a Funeral? Ecclesiastes 7

This weeks column from Christian Today on Ecclesiastes 7  One of the problems with modern life is the misuse of the English language. The way that words change or are used in different ways fits well with Solomon’s assertion that everything is meaningless. One such word is ‘extremist’. We think we know what it means, but it has become a term of insult and of … Continue reading Which is Better? A Party or a Funeral? Ecclesiastes 7

The March Record – Cover, Contents and Controversy…

  The March Record  is now out.  You can order copies from your local Free Church or the Free Church offices – or from any Christian bookshop that stocks it.  You can now also get it online for a bargain £1.50 (or your currency equivalent)….Click on the Issuu link here –  There is some great content… including James Eglinton’s article in The Times, Murdo Murchison, A … Continue reading The March Record – Cover, Contents and Controversy…

Ecclesiastes 4: Politics and the wisdom of Solomon

This article was published first on Christian Today –  ‘Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.’ President Roosevelt’s wise saying still resonates today and would certainly have appealed to Solomon. After considering the question of loneliness, Solomon now turns to politics. The two are not unrelated. Sometimes our politicians look as though they are very alone. Occasionally I feel sorrow for … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 4: Politics and the wisdom of Solomon

The Cure for Loneliness – the Cord of Three Strands – (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

(An edited edition of this article was first published on Christian Today here – ) Since the government is the highest authority known to secular man, it must be the solution to every problem. Including the problem of loneliness. Thus Prime Minister Theresa May, in response to a report from the Jo Cox Commission, has appointed a minister for loneliness, Tracey Crouch. Loneliness is not a … Continue reading The Cure for Loneliness – the Cord of Three Strands – (Ecclesiastes 4:7-12)

The Chalke Conversation – Agreement and Disagreement

An edited version of this article was published on the Premier Website – here.  It was edited because of length, but I think the issue is so important that I should reproduce the whole article here.  I wrote The Anti-Christ Message of Steve Chalke  and then this reply The Chalke Response  Steve has refused to have a conversation with me or to discuss it, but that did … Continue reading The Chalke Conversation – Agreement and Disagreement

12 Rules for Life – A Christian Perspective

A Review of Jordan Peterson’s latest book (I have been asked so much about my article Is Jordan Peterson the New Messiah? on  and the book that I decided to forego  The Great Deception – Part 1 for this week and write a full review of 12 Rules for Life, complete with quotes so that you can judge  for yourselves –  Peterson is not a preacher but there are … Continue reading 12 Rules for Life – A Christian Perspective

Is Jordan Peterson the New Messiah?

I’m not a big fan of self-help books. But in that I appear to be in a minority because they remain phenomenally popular, especially in airport bookshops. The latest in the genre comes from an unlikely source – a Canadian professor from the University of Toronto, clinical psychologist Dr Jordan Peterson. Dr Peterson has gathered quite a following through his psychological analysis of narratives and … Continue reading Is Jordan Peterson the New Messiah?

John 11:1-6 – Jesus Cuncator; O the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus

For some reason the morning sermon did not record but the evening one from Sinclair was absolutely stunning….it was on John 11: 1-16 and entitled  ‘Jesus Cunctator’ (if you want to know what it means listen below! ) In the morning I preached on Romans 5:1-5 “Peace, Hope, Glory and Love”.  Here is one of the quotes from it… “And by the word stand, he … Continue reading John 11:1-6 – Jesus Cuncator; O the Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus

Romans ch 4 – The Faith of Abraham – Our Example

Last Sunday I preached through Romans 4 in two parts – it is a chapter of Romans which is quite often neglected but is crucial because it shows how Abraham is the example of salvation for all of us.   Both sermons are below and can be accessed on the St Peters website as well. Morning: Romans 4:1-8 – Abraham – Signed, Sealed and Delivered Isn’t … Continue reading Romans ch 4 – The Faith of Abraham – Our Example