This article first appeared on Christian Today If it is hard to make predictions about what the year ahead holds for society, it is doubly difficult to predict what will happen to the Church. It’s not just that we suffer the vagaries of all human sinners and societies, but the Holy Spirit will not be restricted to our timetables and limited visions. Imagine being a disciple … Continue reading 10 ‘prophecies’ for the Church in 2018
Its been some week! Not least in terms of writing and contending for the Gospel and all hell has broken loose! For me Easter is a good time to remember that death is dead, Christ has won, love has conquered. Although I happen to think that we should celebrate every Sunday as the Day of the Risen Lord. Here is the latest in my … Continue reading The Ultimate Proof – The Resurrection of Jesus – Apologetics 101 – no.10
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 had intended to write an update every day but that … Continue reading God Bless America – Reflections on the Basics Conference at Parkside Church, Ohio
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/rob.bell.dont.hate.the.man.hate.the.heresy/52867.htm I have a confession to make: I don’t agree with Rob Bell’s teaching. There. I’ve said it. How did you react? Have you immediately pigeonholed me as someone who is a right wing/traditional/uptight Pharisee who needs help for my ‘Bellophobia’? Have I already been found guilty of hate speech towards a Christian brother? It’s a serious accusation and one that needs to be dealt … Continue reading Bellophobia – Is disagreeing with Rob Bell’s heresy ‘hate speech’ ?
This article was published today. You can get the original here – Why the Virgin Birth is Important – Article in Christian Today Turning Christmas into Mythmas: why we shouldn’t ditch the virgin birth “There are hundreds of Greek, Egyptian and Roman myths about babies being born on December 25, why should we believe yours?” The young Goth, dressed in black from head to toe, … Continue reading Turning Christmas into Mythmas – Why we shouldn’t ditch the virgin birth
Yesterday was a fascinating day which came at the end of a week which raised lots of questions. In particular it was interesting to see two sides of the Christian church which are not all that pleasant. On the one there was a series of messages from some people in the US who think that yours truly is up there with Rick Warren and the … Continue reading Liberal Evangelicalism, Right Wing Fundamentalism, Rob Bell, Augustine and Sinclair Ferguson – Another Typical Lord’s Day Discussion!
Crossing the Chalke Line – A Sad Departure from Evangelicalism. You have to admire Steve Chalke. He is pleasant, and comes across as intelligent, winsome and articulate. He makes a great spokesperson for Christianity. And his actions match his words – the work of Oasis trust is rightly admired throughout the UK and beyond. In the eyes of the media he is a leading figure … Continue reading Crossing the Chalke Line – Steve Chalkes sad departure from evangelicalism