I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favour to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 9: Time and chance, and why we can’t always get what we want
(Richard Dawkins is in Sydney this weekend so I issued this challenge to him on the Christian Today website) Dear Professor Dawkins, Apologies for writing you another letter (remember The Dawkins Letters?) but you just don’t seem to be responding. It’s so funny how we don’t talk any more. Anyway, I hope you are well and fully recovered from your recent bout of illness (I would … Continue reading An open letter to Richard Dawkins: What have you got to lose by debating God’s existence with me this weekend?
Whilst in Australia I have been meeting a lot of people who have read The Dawkins Letters I was sent this testimony of Richard Morgan, who was converted through reading it. He gives a lovely talk in this video… You can hear the Unbelievable programme he mentions here – We added this chapter to The Dawkins Letters SALVATION CAME THROUGH RICHARD DAWKINS What a relief it … Continue reading Salvation Came Through Richard Dawkins
This article was first published on Christian Today If you do nothing else this week pass on this article and the video within it. With the negative side of humanity being so evident on the internet, sometimes it does us good to see the good that can come from the right use of this marvellous tool of communication. The video produced for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 … Continue reading Down’s syndrome and the sum of human happiness
This article was published on Christian Today with the following title: Why, as a Christian, I welcome Richard Dawkins and ‘The God Delusion’ taking to the stage It’s finally happened. Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion (TGD) is to be put on the stage. Chorlton Arts Festival in England is going to have the first theatre version of the best selling atheist book. I think it … Continue reading The Atheist Theatre Experience
This was published as the Saturday essay in todays Scottish Daily Mail. It is wonderful to be able to testify in such a public secular forum to the good news of Jesus Christ…May the Lord use it for his glory. The text is below. Good News, Great Joy for Scotland Scotland is a divided society – in many ways. The more we speak about unity … Continue reading A Profound Message in Bitterly Divided Times – Christmas Saturday Essay in The Daily Mail
Loving doing Ecclesiastes for Christian Today – it always amazes me how beautifully and directly relevant it is to today’s culture. My favourite Gospel book! Here is the latest one on ch.3:9-11. I had orginally entitled this ‘The Burden of Eternity and Beauty’ but I prefer their retitling! Ecclesiastes 3: There’s a reason why we’re born with a sense of eternity As we head towards Christmas … Continue reading Ecclesiastes 3:9-11- There’s a reason why we’re born with a sense of eternity
In order to understand our culture and ourselves there are some subjects that it is vital to grasp. In terms of answering the question ‘who am I?’ or ‘who are we?’ we need to consider the question of moral responsibility and free will. It is important to understand that many of our elites are moving (despite the culture making an idol of choice) into a … Continue reading Beware the Hyper-Calvinist Atheists!
This article was first published on Premier Christianity under the heading The Texas Christian Massacre and the Man who Committed It. David Robertson says there’s a double standard in the way we judge the motives of those who commit evil. 26 people dead. 24 seriously wounded. Yet another US gun massacre. They are becoming so common that it appears we are becoming more … Continue reading The Texas Christian Massacre and Atheist Hate Speech
This article was first published on Christian Today I return from a lovely break in Croatia to discover yet another one of those ‘snowflake/University bans Christians’ stories. But this is one with a difference. It involves one of the world’s top Universities, Oxford. The problem with Balliol College’s now retracted ban of the Christian Union is not that it shows up the flakiness of the … Continue reading A Dangerous Church? The Elephant in the Balliol College Freshers Fair