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Category = ‘church’


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 m..

Mar 2008
10

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 ..

Jan 2008
18

Paul’s gnosticism

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. ..

Jan 2008
9

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.   Aston..

Jan 2008
4

Church Growth

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 th..

Dec 2007
30

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 ..

Dec 2007
18

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, d..

Dec 2007
2

‘Interesting’ Service

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 Al..

Nov 2007
26

Blair the Nutter?

The Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, said: I am sorry that Tony Blair feels he could not talk about his faith in case people thought he was a nutter. A Christian vision underlies a..

Nov 2007
10

Passing Judgement

At the sermon I heard on Sunday the preacher told a story which effectively made two points: we should derive our sense of self-worth from the fact that God loves us, not from what other people..