Genesis 3 and Gender

This morning I was preaching on Genesis 3 – ‘the fall of man’. It’s a fascinating passage, very carefully and cleverly constructed, and bears studying carefully. One of the things I noticed in my preparation time but didn’t really have time to elaborate on in the passage is the way gender Continue Reading

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas to one and all! I’m sorry for being a bit light on the blogging front this year, but thank you everyone for engaging. I’ve just returned from our candlelit carols service, and we looked at the difference between Santa and Jesus. At the end of the service we Continue Reading

Review: The Plausibility Problem

I’ve just finished reading The Plausibility Problem by Ed Shaw. The book is subtitled “The Church and Same-Sex Attraction”, and I can understand why that might immediately put people off: surely, we don’t need yet another book on the church’s view of sex? And this is exactly the reason I wanted Continue Reading

Paedophilia and Orientation

I read something interesting today: the American Psychiatric Association (APA) now classifies Paedophilia as an orientation: In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) drew a very distinct line between pedophilia and pedophilic disorder. Pedophilia refers to a Continue Reading

Head Above Water

Just a quick post again to say that I am keeping my head above the water! Lydia is now ten days old, I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. This week I’ve been gently trying to ease my way back into college life, which has gone fairly well. Continue Reading

Waiting Over

Just a very quick update to announce that the baby we have been waiting for… has finally arrived! Our daughter, Lydia Jean Sacre, was born yesterday at 9:26AM weighing 7lb11oz. We can’t believe how blessed we are to have such a beautiful baby girl, what a gift! Praise God. At Continue Reading