Why I am still an Evangelical

Evangelist Billy Graham preaches one Sunday to more than 40,000 worshipers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (UCLA

It seems that hardly a month goes by these days without there being another account of a leading evangelical who has fallen. Perhaps someone has deserted a doctrine traditionally held dear by fellow evangelicals. Or maybe they have had to resign their leadership in a storm of controversy about their leadership style, or because of a significant moral failure.Then, of course, there is an increasingly hostile media and society. Evangelicals are branded as fundamentalists and claimed by some … [Read more...]

What if the creditor nations decide to apply grace to Greece?

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The world waits with bated breath as Greece and the rest of Europe are locked in an impasse. Greece says, "Enough is enough, we can't cope with more austerity, we need debt relief." Germany and others refuse to budge, presumably because they feel that if they grant relief to Greece, then Portugal, Italy, Spain, and Ireland will be next in line.But Germany itself was the recipient of the grace of debts cancelled, as this article from back in 2013 in the Guardian explains so eloquently. How … [Read more...]

SERMON: Abounding in Thanksgiving

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The above sermon was preached at Jubilee Church on Sunday 31st May. Here are the notes I preached from: Colossians 2:6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. I am, just like you, grateful in light of all God has done. We celebrated vision day, then international day, thankful to God What could we better look at in God’s word than an exhortation to abound in T … [Read more...]

A prayer of gratitude to the God who raises the dead

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Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ ESV).When I feel weak, you are strong. When I sin, you remain righteous. When I am repentant, you forgive. When I am sick, you are the healer.When I am in dispair, you give me hope. When I am depressed, you are my source of joy. When I am angry, you are my peace.When the desires of my flesh threaten to overwhelm, you … [Read more...]

Join 70+ nations united to worship the Lord Jesus!

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After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Revelation 7:9)Stop what you are doing. Look in your diary for this Sunday. Ask yourself "Can I cancel that, and can I get to North London?"  If the answer is even "mmmm....maybe?" then DO IT!.  EVERYBODY is welcome. This trailer gives you some idea of what it will be like but  until you have actually been at … [Read more...]

REVIEW: The Plausibility Problem: The Church and Same-Sex Attraction

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My post yesterday generated quite a bit of interest. The comments section over there is quite interesting, and so far it has been very civil, which is all too rare when this subject is discussed. It seems to me, however, that some people felt I had not gone far enough, some people felt I had gone too far, and some people were confused about just how far I had gone!To summarize what I am trying to say on the subject, I really believe that the Church has a serious problem with how it has t … [Read more...]

Why Christians should support International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

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Today is commemorated around the world as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.  In this article I want to persuade you that Christians should support such a day, and speak out against violence against gay people, against discrimination, and against rejection. We should instead offer an olive branch of love to these human beings as made in the image of God, and people for whom Jesus died.I was speaking to a friend recently who told me that when he comes out as a … [Read more...]

Reflecting on twenty years with the same wife, church and career

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Today and yesterday I've spent multiple hours carefully completing a General Medical Council Revalidation Appraisal From. If you are a UK Doctor you will know all about this (or if you don't you better find out very quickly!)  But for those of you who are not, this process is a very scary one as for the first time in my twenty year long career, I have to prove that I am worthy to carry on practicing as a doctor.A big part of completing such a form is reflecting. This is something I have not … [Read more...]

Four meetings with water

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My son George is a real cute one sometimes. Tonight when I was tucking him into bed he prayed as follows:Thank you Lord that I had four meetings with water today: Shower in the morning, swimming at school, the rain, and shower in the evening. Amen! … [Read more...]

Q and A on Evangelism and the Evangelist with Rice Broocks and Tope Koleoso

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The final session of last years 300 Leaders was a Q and A, which I chaired. Watch Rice Broocks and Tope Koleoso answer questions on Evangelism and the Evangelist. You can also watch other 300 Leaders videos: … [Read more...]


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