Revelation 22 – Seven Principles for Today’s Church

As we head home after a superb few days in Wittenberg and Berlin – celebrating the Reformation – I do so with a renewed sense of purpose and pessimism about the culture and optimism about the Gospel.  Tomorrow I head into hospital for another operation which God willing will soon see me back to full steam.   As I reflect on these things, it has been … Continue reading Revelation 22 – Seven Principles for Today’s Church

Revelation 21 – And Now For the Really Good News

Todays Christian Today column – after what appears like a marathon I am coming to the end of the Revelation series – I consider it an honour to be permitted to do such a bible teaching series on such a popular website.  And I loved doing this weeks – Revelation 21 – you can read the original here   (please do feel free to share it- … Continue reading Revelation 21 – And Now For the Really Good News

The Greatest and Strangest Praise and Worship Service – Ever – Revelation 19

Here is the latest article in Christian Today in my Revelation series. What is the worship like in your church? I belong to a tradition about which the following (apocryphal) story was told. A stranger walked into the service and started ‘Amening’ and exclaiming ‘Hallelujah/Praise the Lord’. One of the elders approached and rebuked him: ‘We don’t “Praise the Lord” in this church!”‘ Worship is too often … Continue reading The Greatest and Strangest Praise and Worship Service – Ever – Revelation 19

Babylon’s Burning – Revelation 18

This weeks article in Christian Today – for the original click Here This was another hard one to write.  In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire it was strange to be writing about a city burning…but the Word of God is always relevant. Ancient storage jars, believed to be from ancient Babylonia, are displayed during an exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, February … Continue reading Babylon’s Burning – Revelation 18

Revelation 17 – The Prostitute on the Beast

This weeks article on Revelation 17 in Christian Today Let’s do some basic preacher training. Christians have a beautiful message, full of love, compassion and gentleness. Those who pass on the gospel message are to be subtle, nuanced, connected and certainly not give any offence. Agreed? But there is something missing from that. It appears that John (or, as we believe, the Holy Spirit speaking to … Continue reading Revelation 17 – The Prostitute on the Beast

Revelation and the Message of Armageddon: God is Sovereign

Back to Revelation in my column for Christian Today You will forgive a personal reference as we continue our look at what the book of Revelation has to say to us today. The reason there has been such a gap between Revelation 15 and today is not because it is a very difficult passage to look at, but rather because I have been in hospital for … Continue reading Revelation and the Message of Armageddon: God is Sovereign

The Lucky Number that gets you to Heaven – Revelation 15

  David Robertson continues his  Revelation series (This article was published in Christian Today on 2nd April – you can read the original Here) Do you, should you, have a lucky number? If Christians played the lottery I wonder what number we would use the most? Seven is apparently the one that is chosen by humans throughout the world more than any other – it baffles historians … Continue reading The Lucky Number that gets you to Heaven – Revelation 15

Songs and Angels – Revelation 14

Signed, Sealed And In Heaven: Not One Of The 144,000 Of Revelation 7 Is Lost This weeks Revelation Article on Christian Today – for the original click Here John of Patmos watches the descent of New Jerusalem from God in a 14th century tapestry Songs and Angels – Revelation 14 The scene will be familiar to many. You are at a Christian ‘rally’ and the singer/songwriter … Continue reading Songs and Angels – Revelation 14

The Number of the Beast – Revelation 13

This weeks column on Christian Today – for the original click Here Let’s try a little test. Would you accept a hotel room with the number 666? When your car reaches 666 miles and crashes do you think that’s a coincidence? What do you think is on channel 666 on your TV? It’s possible that you may be suffering from Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – now there’s a word … Continue reading The Number of the Beast – Revelation 13

Why Our Witness Must Be Credible – Revelation 11

  This weeks Christian Today article What an interesting week it has been in politics! The lead-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration was dominated by an astonishing discussion about a document that contains speculation about his personal life a few years ago. The whole of that document seems to rest on the credibility or otherwise of a British ex-secret service agent, which wasn’t really helped when it … Continue reading Why Our Witness Must Be Credible – Revelation 11