House, Marriage, and Grace

Over the past few months, Mrs Phil and I have been watching through “House, M.D.” If you’ve never watched the series before, I can recommend it – it is pretty compelling! That said, some of the time it is a bit frustrating: the series as a general rule seems to buy into many of the…

Holiday Bible Club and Birthdayness

It’s been a busy week for me! Just over a week ago, on the Sunday morning Phil and I headed down to St Simon Zelotes to see Mike Neville (former rector of our old church in Colchester), and then have lunch with the Nevilles and a couple of other people afterwards. It was a really nice…

God’s Image and Women Bishops

A few days ago I had a leaflet in my pigeon-hole at college entitled “Male & Female in God’s Image“. It was published by Reform, and (strangely enough) written by my placement supervisor. (He didn’t specifically give it to me, by the way; it was given to all students at Oak Hill). The main claim…

Reverse Missionaries

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been watching a mini-series on the BBC called “Reverse Missionaries”. Unfortunately it seems to have disappeared from the iPlayer, but the basic premise was that three people from countries which were influenced by British missionaries (Jamaica, Malawi, and India) have returned to the places where those respective missionaries were…

Sermon: Matthew 3:13-4:11 – “A New Israel and a New Adam”

Tonight I preached a sermon at my placement church on Matthew 3:13-4:11. I don’t know whether it was recorded, I don’t know whether they have the facility to record there, so I’ve decided to upload the sermon as a PDF: you can download it here (PDF, 408K). That’s an approximation of what I said, by the way…