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Tag = ‘jesus’


Aug 2019
15

‘What in God’s name is happening in Christianity?’

I came across this post by John Cooper (lead singer of Skillet ) this morning. It is written in response to a number of high-profile ‘influencer’ (i.e. pop culture famous) Christians announcing..

Mar 2019
12

‘Bring them here to me’

The account of how Jesus fed a crowd of ‘five thousand men, besides women and children,’ is well known (eg Matthew 14.13-21). Jesus has been teaching the crowd and healing the sick all day, ..
Categories Bible Church

Mar 2019
11

It’s (not) the end of the world...

This week I was due to preach on Mark 13, but for various reasons it didn’t happen. Instead, I thought I’d write a blog post using the material I gathered as part of my studying for the sermon. ..

Sep 2018
12

Give to Caesar...

The coin I’ve often pondered the significance of the coin Jesus asks the Pharisees to produce in this passage: Keeping a close watch on him, they send spies, who pretended to be sinc..

Apr 2018
3

Let the dead bury their own dead

One of the most challenging sayings of Jesus comes in Matthew 8.22: Another disciple said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go and bury my father.’ But Jesus told him, ‘Follow me, and let th..
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Aug 2012
23

Psalm 30: I will praise you for ever

David wrote Psalm 30 for the dedication of the Temple, praising God for helping and healing him when David called for help. He calls on the people to praise God, for his anger is only temporary.

Oct 2010
6

Grace and Mercy

I was just chatting with a good friend, with whom I have had many theological discussions.  But it all boils down to the advice he gave me (I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me sharing his wo..

Jul 2008
24

The Resurrection

“Do you want to believe in the living Christ?” says Barth. “We may believe in him only if we believe in his corporeal resurrection. This is the content of the New Testament. We are always free t..

Apr 2008
18

Assurance

I had a long conversation last night with a good friend about various theological topics.  Some of them will find their way on here, in time.  The first of them is the doctrine of assurance.  How can..

Feb 2008
26

Materialism

On the BBC website today I read this article : Children ‘damaged’ by materialism.  It is particularly aimed at advertisers who specifically target children. The Children’s Society said adults..