Over the years I have frequently thought about the relationship between the uncompromising ethical stance of much of the New Testament (not least the Sermon on the Mount), and salvation as the free gi..
I watched an excellent programme on BBC One last night, called the Narnia Code. One of the points of the documentary was that CS Lewis preferred a medieval understanding of the universe to the modern ..
By this I don’t mean Proverbs that necessarily are Good News, but the translation of the Proverbs in the Good News translation of the Bible. One or two have actually made me laugh out loud, because th..
What makes a good sermon? We are having a preachers’ meeting this evening at church, and at our staff meeting this lunchtime we discussed the kinds of things we look for in a good sermon. We suggested..
I enjoy listening to Test Match Special (TMS) on BBC Radio 4 - usually. During the current test series there has been a lot of fuss about the new referrals system, which is cricket’s attempt at using ..
I am currently reading Tom Wright’s latest book, Justification: God’s plan and Paul’s vision . I am about a fifth of the way through, and so far it is typical Wright: engaging, well-written and though..
‘Get on your boots’ is the new single from U2’s next album, ‘No line on the horizon’, which is due to be released shortly. I’ve just been listening to it on the radio - a..
Writing on John 4.20, Calvin writes that error lies in ‘the confusing of different ages’: Later generations devote themselves to the examples of the fathers, not thinking that a different law of actio..
I don’t have an English accent because this is what English sounds like when spoken properly. Jimmy Carr
I nearly fell off my chair when I read this article by Matthew Parris. This is how he ends his article: To the rural African mind, this is an explanation of why one would not climb the mountain. It’s...