What’s Wrong With The World? – Part 2 – A Secularist Answer

Yesterday we reflected from a Christian’s perspective on the question of what is wrong with the world.  Today I want to look at it from the honest, intelligent non-Christian’s perspective.  In The  Sunday Times this week Neil Oliver had a fascinating and brilliant article entitled “Football Tribes Have Never Left Hatred Behind” (For those who don’t have access behind the Paywall I have attached the text of … Continue reading What’s Wrong With The World? – Part 2 – A Secularist Answer

A Question of Identity and a Psalm of Joy – Letter from Australia 4 –

Dear Brothers and Sisters, There is something unreal and annoying about social media.  It’s a bit like those holiday snaps which invariably present a picture of an idyllic time where everyone is enjoying themselves and the sun is always shining – the reality of the family quarrels, the rip off meals and the exhausting travel being left unspoken!    Instagram,  Facebook and to a lesser … Continue reading A Question of Identity and a Psalm of Joy – Letter from Australia 4 –

Dominic Smart on 1 Corinthians 1; Romans 11 – Theology and Doxology

Last Sunday we had a beautiful and moving service in the morning at which Dominic Smart preached….Highly recommended. It is a powerful word.     Praise Song – Come O Fount Call to Worship – Let us lift our voices and exclaim that “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing” … Continue reading Dominic Smart on 1 Corinthians 1; Romans 11 – Theology and Doxology

A Letter to President Macron

Dear President Macron , Thanks to your letter to me and other citizens of Europe.  I appreciate you taking the time to write (I assume of course that you are still writing to me even although I will not be a citizen of the EU soon – I will still be a citizen of Europe – You would not be one of those who confuse … Continue reading A Letter to President Macron

The Holy Spirit and Prayer (Romans 8); Sinclair on Proverbs – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Last Sunday we looked at how the Holy Spirit helps us in prayer. John Murray – “The children of God have two divine intercessors. Christ is their intercessor in the court of heaven….the Holy Spirit is the intercessor in the theatre of their own hearts” . John Calvin – “the Spirit is said to intercede, not because he really humbles himself to pray or to … Continue reading The Holy Spirit and Prayer (Romans 8); Sinclair on Proverbs – Praise and Preaching from St Peters

Praise and Preaching from St Peters – 29th July 2018 – Ps 83 and Romans 8:5-8

Psalm 83 is not the best known Psalm in the world – but we found it very appropriate last Sunday as we took communion.  Here is the recording of the whole service – I particularly enjoyed the singing of O the Deep, Deep Love and our traditional thanksgiving Psalm after Communion – Ps 24 to St Georges.  It was also a joy to welcome Margaret … Continue reading Praise and Preaching from St Peters – 29th July 2018 – Ps 83 and Romans 8:5-8

Persuasive Music

John Calvin argued that of all the gifts God has given us – music is the most powerful. Churches have spent a great deal of time discussing the role of music in public praise. However when we discuss the more general role of music in society, it is often in a condemnatory way. Is there such a thing as Christian music? What does secular music … Continue reading Persuasive Music