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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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Mar 2018
7

Faith and works

This Lent as a church family we are reading through the letter of James, a couple of verses at a time. Today’s reading is this: You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds..

Feb 2018
14

‘You need only to be still’

‘The LORD will fight for you; you only need to be still.’ In Exodus 14, the people of Israel have finally been allowed by Pharoah to leave Egypt.  En masse, they arrived at the Red Sea, supposed..

May 2008
15

Christian freedom

I read this verse this morning: Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2.16 (ESV) The kind of freedom won fo..

May 2008
10

Faith and works

I read James 2 this morning, the almost infamous passage which apparently contradicts Paul’s theology that we are saved only by faith, that there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. I don’t 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..

Apr 2008
1

Humility and the popes

Susie and I recently returned from a few days in Rome, courtesy of her great aunt.  I have wanted to visit the Eternal City for years, mostly to see the Roman ruins, which are, well, ruins, but still..

Mar 2008
21

The Jesus Storybook Bible

This week I have been on a mission in Bath (I am currently on my day off!).  One of my primary roles has been to go into the Junior School for assemblies and class visits. For the assemblies we ma..

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..