End of Term Report – Some Reflections for Summer

I am writing this on the plane home from Southampton – after a hectic but good weekend speaking at the Solent Gospel Partnership/FIEC conference near Portsmouth.  Its not just been a hectic weekend, but a very intense few months.  So I am enormously thankful that my Kirk Session have granted me a mini-sabbatical for the … More End of Term Report – Some Reflections for Summer

ELF Poland – Day 5 – Tuesday – Polish Translators, Goose Soup, Barcelona,Charles Kennedy, Journalists, and Persuasive Evangelism.

William Mackenzie of CFP took the photo below of myself and Dagmara, who is a Polish lecturer who translated The Dawkins Letters into Polish which will be published later this year.  She was so enthusiastic and I hope will now translate Magnificent Obsession.  I cannot describe how humbling and encouraging it is to have your … More ELF Poland – Day 5 – Tuesday – Polish Translators, Goose Soup, Barcelona,Charles Kennedy, Journalists, and Persuasive Evangelism.

ELF Poland – Day 2 – Saturday 30th May – Small Churches and Big Encouragements

It was strange waking up in  in a church creche – beside Tom Courtney – not my worst nightmare – just the reality of the glamour that is Christian ministry!  Our hosts brought breakfast into us – coffee, brown bread with cheese, ham, cucumber, tomatoes and jam. It was delicious – I really love the … More ELF Poland – Day 2 – Saturday 30th May – Small Churches and Big Encouragements

God Bless America – Reflections on the Basics Conference at Parkside Church, Ohio

I have a confession to make.  I love America.   Yes there are many aspects that are disturbing and things that grate to a European, but I do love America.   Having returned from a really eventful trip to the US I thought I would write down some reflections before the jetlag wears off.  I … More God Bless America – Reflections on the Basics Conference at Parkside Church, Ohio

What we can Learn from History – In the Market with Janet Parshall

Each month I do a show with Janet Parshall – this month we looked at the question of what we can learn from history (the apologetic of history), based on the chapter entitled ‘Mission’ in Magnificent Obsession.  I love doing these shows because Janet is a sharp and intelligent interviewer and the phone in questions … More What we can Learn from History – In the Market with Janet Parshall

Janet Parshall Show – Miracles and the Resurrection

Here is the latest Janet Parshall show in which we discuss miracles and the resurrection.   I really enjoy talking with Janet on what has now become a monthly show (I have been doing it every month since March 2014!)….she is articulate, intelligent and biblical…..the only problem is the number of adverts – but you … More Janet Parshall Show – Miracles and the Resurrection

Australian Days 2 – The Blue Mountains – where Hippies and Christians Meet

Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th January Driving West of Sydney, all those images of Ayers Rock, arid desert lands and shark-infested seas, are quickly driven from your mind. The Blue Mountains are the ridge of hills to the West of Sydney which are so called because the light gives them a tinge of blue (one … More Australian Days 2 – The Blue Mountains – where Hippies and Christians Meet

The Shelter of the Most High – New Year, Old Hope – a Personal Testimony

As we reach the end of another year, and enter a new one full of hopes, fears and promises, it is always a good time to look back and give thanks, and to look forward with anticipation. I am sitting in Heathrow airport about to board a plane to Kuala Lumpur, for a wedding and … More The Shelter of the Most High – New Year, Old Hope – a Personal Testimony