Category = ‘church’
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 s..
On Sunday I preached on the final day of the college mission to Larkhall, Bath. The text of the sermon can be found here . Rather than preach directly from a passage, I preached on the meaning of Jesu..
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 made up..
Pissing against the wall
I’m not sure if this is very funny or extremely sad, but I found a video of a Baptist preacher preaching talking about the phrase ‘pisseth against the wall’ from the King James. Baptist preaches on KJ..
I am currently reading through Romans with a friend at college, and we are up to Romans 7. One of the things we mentioned was how easy it is to mis-read Paul and interpret what he says as gnostic. For..
Open and liberal evangelism?
You may have seen that my college, Wycliffe Hall, has been in the press again. Yesterday the college authorities settled with Elaine Storkey, admitting that she had been unfairly dismissed. Astonishin..
At the end of last term we had a study week on Church Growth & Church Planting. It was a good week - one of the better study weeks. One of the points of interest for me was that, although the week..
Gift(s) of the Spirit
This topic has been mulling over in my mind for a long time. Since the ‘rediscovery’ of charismatic gifts and the phenomenal growth of the Pentecostal church, I suppose it has been a hot topic for the..
The wrath of God was satisfied
I have been reading some of the minor prophets recently, and it hit me quite how angry God is with his people, and with the nations surrounding them. Of Ninevah God says, ‘Behold, I am against you, de..
I went to a service in an Anglican church this morning. We prayed for the souls of the dead, said that the bread and wine ‘will become’ Jesus’ body and blood, sang the wrong words to In Christ Alone (..