This weeks column in Christian Today – for the original click here – The Religious Thought Police Are Here The Saudi religious police, like their Iranian equivalents, have a duty of Hisbah, enjoining good and preventing wrong. To many Western eyes it seems, and is, an authoritarian attempt to enforce doctrine and practice. It could never happen here – or could it? Last week I was … Continue reading The Religious Thought Police are Here
Steve Chalke, Peter Tatchell, Julie Bindel and the Creeping Normalisation of Paedophilia I am often asked what I think is the next step down the road towards sexual anarchy and the attempted destruction of humanity through the misuse and desacralisation of sex. My own view is that polygamy is well on its way, incest is not too far behind, and what society once regarded as … Continue reading Steve Chalke, Peter Tatchell, Julie Bindel and the Creeping Normalisation of Paedophilia
This is my latest article on Premier Christianity (its always interesting to read the comments!) – I wrote it a couple of weeks ago and just assumed it was not going to be published – but it was yesterday…..There will come a day when if people like Vicky Beeching get her way these articles will not be allowed to be published – so enjoy them … Continue reading 3 reasons why the commercialisation of sexual politics is wrong
After three months its time to return to our weekly round up of events that illustrate where our culture is at. Light Engaging Darkness tries to identify general trends in culture (each week we take seven items) and apply some Gospel light to them! Whether we succeed or not – you can be the judge! This link is for the previous one – many moons … Continue reading LED 26 – The NHS – May Apologises to Tatchell – Gay Conversion Therapy – Schools Ban Skirts – Irish Depopulation – Syrian Christian Refugees – Fake Booze – Tim Keller in Parliament
Yesterday we saw how politicians who pass laws which go against Christian social teaching and then promise that of course we will still be free to express disagreement are not to be trusted. They are incapable of keeping that promise. Today I want to show further where this is leading. I have been suggesting for some time that the acceptance of different social teachings to … Continue reading Revelation TV fined for Homophobia
People have always been cynical and somewhat dismissive about the promises of politicians – sometimes with good reason. Such cynicism however creates real problems in a democracy and opens the door to the kind of disillusionment that feeds more extreme forces. But there is one area where politicians in the UK government and the Scottish government (and also the US and Australian governments). Whenever a … Continue reading Beware the Promises of Politicians
Solas have just published a new book – (it would be a great Christmas gift) entitled “Why We Still Believe”. Description The West has become permeated with a culture that doesn’t ‘do’ God. Many people assert that we have progressed, while Christians are still clinging to out-dated ideas. In Why We (Still) Believe, fourteen contributors focus on several specific contemporary attacks on Christianity, showing why … Continue reading Why I Still Believe – in Humanity.
We were not able to put up the sermons from last week because of holidays – we will get them for you next week. However yesterday I had the privilege of addressing the Intercessors for Britain conference which was meeting in St Peters. In effect I gave them a summary of my Assembly sermon from 2015. It seems to me that not only has it … Continue reading The World Turned Upside Down
This is the final part of my talk given to the Solas conference on Society and Sexuality. Where are we going? If we take away humanity made in the image of God, if we try to re-image according to our own imaginations, then we will continue to go down this road to hell. CS Lewis saw this decades ago. The third part of his … Continue reading The Re-Imaging of Humanity – Part 5 – Where Are We Heading?
For part 1 click Re-imaging Humanity – Sex, Sexuality, Gender and the Inhumanity of 21st Century Humanism – Part 1 We now begin to look at some of the ways the Fall has impacted Humanity and Sexuality Sexuality – “heterosexual? Sexual? Who gives a sexuality”” Smirnoff advert 2015. In answer to the age old question – Who am I? our children today are being taught that … Continue reading Re-imaging Humanity – Part 2 Sexuality, Marriage and the Fall