Over the Christmas period, I read John Stott’s book I believe in Preaching. The book may be 40 years old, but I found it immensely helpful, encouraging, as well as challenging. One chapter in particular stood out for me as being especially helpful, which is called ‘Preaching as Bridge-Building’. This chapter is all about how […]
In this part of Revelation, the seventh seal, we see “the end” – and we find that God has not been asleep on the job.
Someone asked me how to respond scripturally to a “no jab, no job” policy in an Anglican diocese in Canada. This is my response. Article: “Why I walked” by Jim Packer
In Revelation 10:1-11:14 we see that the church is given a prophetic witness to the church, a message which has power even over kings and nations. But has it lived up to that calling in the last 18 months?
A few days ago I read an interesting blog post by Sam Allberry called Reigniting Our Churches. There he says: Many, if not most, of my friends are at churches regarded as being among the best in the country for Bible teaching. But the repeated feedback I keep hearing from so many is that things […]
Over the last few months I’ve been thinking a lot about the problems of lockdown and its effects. But I believe there was something already going on in our society, the effects of which are (IMO) worse than that of lockdown. Links Fight the New Drug article Rough by Rachel Thompson (and the write-up in […]
In this section of Revelation, we look at the seven trumpets. We see that this is a wake-up call, and think about how it might apply to what’s going on at the moment.
Fear has been one of the biggest factors over the past 18 months. Revelation 7 describes why we can be fearless even in the face of adversity. How does the church measure up to it? New podcast! As I mention in the video, the videos are now available also as a podcast if you would […]
Interpreting the news from a Christian perspective. Today we look at three topics: Why is climate change so apocalyptic? Is the West to blame for Afghanistan? How should we respond to the Plymouth shootings? Links Article by Colin Chapman on Islam My article on Islam and political correctness I’m also now on Telegram.
I’ve just been re-reading Sinclair Ferguson’s book Some Pastors and Teachers. Although it’s a big book, it’s actually a collection of various essays that he has written over the years. The other night I was reading a piece entitled Puritans: Ministers of the Word. Here, Ferguson explains how Puritan ministry was fundamentally a word-based ministry […]