How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

Modern society tends to be presented with two assumed opposites with regard to the relationship between Christianity and society.  On the one hand it is assumed that society should be secular and that religion should be at the level of a private club.  The alternative to this is assumed to be a kind of Christian theocracy where the church runs the State and pastors have … Continue reading How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

Steve Chalke and the Cross of Christ

Steve Chalke is often presented on mainstream Christian media (and indeed the secular media) as a Christian preacher who presents one point of view – that many do not agree with – but who nonetheless remains a Christian whose views are just a different take on Christianity.   In reality it has been many years since Rev. Chalke has taught anything approaching biblical Christianity, but in … Continue reading Steve Chalke and the Cross of Christ

LED 23 – Suing the NHS; Finance or Freedom?; Trump and Morgan; Ofsted and ‘Muscular Liberalism’; Star Wars on the Sabbath; the Astonishing Rachael Denhollander; Should Christians eat Meat?; Chick-Fil-A; Karl Marx

  This weeks LED has everything from Karl Marx to Chick-Fil-A, Donald Trump, Piers Morgan, Muscular Liberalism, Star wars on the Sabbath, the key Brexit question, and an incredible testimony from Rachael Denhollander.. Suing the NHS. The NHS is important. Very important. I speak as a beneficiary of and contributor to it. But the NHS is in trouble and one of the reasons is the … Continue reading LED 23 – Suing the NHS; Finance or Freedom?; Trump and Morgan; Ofsted and ‘Muscular Liberalism’; Star Wars on the Sabbath; the Astonishing Rachael Denhollander; Should Christians eat Meat?; Chick-Fil-A; Karl Marx

The Chalke Response

As expected my article on Premier answering Steve Chalke’s accusations against both the Bible and the church got a fierce response. These responses teach us a great deal about the church in the UK today and our weaknesses. Chalke himself has responded (in a way). The Heresy Hunters Firstly there are those who welcomed the article and then took the opportunity to stick the boot … Continue reading The Chalke Response

The Anti-Christ Message of Steve Chalke

As I was preparing to preach on Romans 4 for this morning I was struck by these words from verse three – “What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”   I read in the commentaries the emphasis on the fact that Paul regarded the whole of the bible as Scripture.  As I looked forward to proclaiming that this … Continue reading The Anti-Christ Message of Steve Chalke

The Church in Scotland – The Record Editorial for January

The January Record is just heading to the printers – lots of good stuff in this month – here is a foretaste of the editorial.  Get your copy of the complete magazine from your local Free Church, or from the Free Church offices… “The state and fate of the Kirk is a topic which should be of wider interest within Scottish society and beyond” So … Continue reading The Church in Scotland – The Record Editorial for January

Recovering Reform: The legacy of RC Sproul

(This article was published on Christian Today) -we remember Sinclair Ferguson as he is now in the US to preach at RC’s memorial tomorrow (Wednesday the 20th) – this will be livestreamed here The Elim minister was quite adamant. Yes, he was a Pentecostal, but he was also very definitely Reformed. ‘How did that happen?’ I asked. ‘Oh, I went to Florida to hear RC … Continue reading Recovering Reform: The legacy of RC Sproul

The Suicide of the Church of Scotland – A Call to Prayer for St Andrews Day

  As we head towards St Andrews Day – its perhaps appropriate to reflect on the state of the Church in Scotland – and given the amount of publicity they have received this week, especially The Church of Scotland.  It is drifting into ‘irrelevance and obscurity’. No – this is not another analysis from an ‘outsider’ such as yours truly. This is an article/press release … Continue reading The Suicide of the Church of Scotland – A Call to Prayer for St Andrews Day

Highway to Hell – Ecclesiastes 2:12-16

This weeks Ecclesiastes Article in Christian Today  The Highway to Hell: How Ecclesiastes pinpoints our culture’s demise There was a fashion among teenage boys for a while to mock the smart and clever kid. It was cool to be dumb. Anyone who loved learning or books was a ‘geek’ to be despised as unhip and uncool. That fashion seems to be spreading in much of … Continue reading Highway to Hell – Ecclesiastes 2:12-16