Guest post by Jon Cressey: Methuselah – a long life wasted?

Have you ever sat down and worked your way through the years of the first few generations of mankind (Genesis 5)? It’s a few minutes work, but it is worth it. There are a few surprises that grab your attention straight away.And one of them is a particularly sobering one – Methuselah.Biography Methuselah comes onto the scene in world history with what seems at first to be an outrageous claim by Moses that Methuselah lived to the ripe old age of 969 years, the oldest man in history by a lo … [Read more...]

Straight to the heart of Moses – Second free chapter

Today I can share with you by kind permission of Monarch the second chapter of my friend Phil Moore's new book Straight to the heart of Moses.. The third will be made available to those who subscribe to my email newsletter. GOD’S PRISON BREAK (1:1-2:10)“But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread.” (Exodus 1:12)When God wants to be seen through his People, there is simply no obstacle strong enough to stop him. If you were impressed by Michael Schofield’s ela … [Read more...]

Straight to the heart of Moses (Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy)

Today I can share with you by kind permission of Monarch the first chapter of my friend Phil Moore's new book Straight to the heart of Moses.. Tomorrow I will share another, and the third will be made available to those who subscribe to my email newsletter.INTRODUCTION: GOD WANTS TO BE SEEN THROUGH HIS PEOPLE“Then the Lord said: ‘I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how aw … [Read more...]

"Abraham, the deal is still on!" Sermon by Jack Hayford

We had Jack Hayford with us at the weekend, and I will be sharing various video here over the next little while. First up is the sermon he preached for Jubilee Church on Sunday. It is based on Genesis 15 and is designed to instil hope in you that God is not finished with you yet! May God bless you through the preaching of his word:Downloads and more sermons available at the Jubilee Church London site. … [Read more...]

Hear Behe, an advocate of Intelligent Design in the UK

This month you can attend a number of meetings that Behe will be speaking at.  I may well be at next Monday Evenings one in Westminster chapel. There are a number of other events you can read about on their site: Darwin or design? Michael Behe, a biochemistry professor, is a key figure in the emergence of the modern Intelligent Design (ID) movement. He is one of an increasing number of scientists around the world who consider that there is a very substantial body of biochemical evidence which c … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Reflecting God's Glory to a watching world

This is another extract from Phil Moore's new book on Genesis:CAT’S EYES (1:26-31)“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27)Percy Shaw knew the Bradford-to-Halifax road, but he needed some help one night in 1933. The Yorkshire fog had descended thick and fast, and the winding road had ravines on either side. He strained his eyes to see through the fog, and suddenly two bright lights made him slam on his brakes i … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Straight to the heart of Genesis

Yesterday I shared an extract from Phil Moore's introduction to Genesis. Today we continue to hear from him on this vital book of the Bible:CREATOR GOD (1:1-31)“Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” (Genesis 1:2-3)Every culture has its own creation story. The Hebrews had heard a lot of them. The Mesopotamians told them that their god Mardu … [Read more...]

BOOK EXTRACT – Straight to the heart of – New books available from Phil Moore

It is a real joy for me to lend my blog over the next few days once again to extracts from my friend Phil Moore’s new series of books that aim to get “Straight to the Heart” of the Bible’s message (available on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com). I have previously shared extracts from his other volumes which you can also read. I commended this series of books as follows:Want to understand the Bible better? Don’t have the time or energy to read complicated commentaries? The book you have in your hand … [Read more...]

Guest Post: The Grand Design? Part Two

Professor Edgar Andrews continues his review of The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and LeonardProfessor Edgar Andrews reviews The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and LeonardMlodinow (Bantam Books, September 2010):Mighty M-theoryChapter 5 surveys the development of physics during the past 200 years, including general relativity (which describes the large-scale behaviour of the universe) and quantum mechanics (which describes its microscopic behaviour). Although containing nothing new, this … [Read more...]

Guest Post: The Grand Design? Part One

Professor Edgar Andrews reviews The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow (Bantam Books, September 2010). Cosmologist Stephen Hawking sold over nine million copies of his book A Brief History of Time. Now, 22 years later, he has co-authored The Grand Design which immediately hit the No.1 spot in the New York Times best-seller list. But the sequel is so inferior to the prequel in intellectual quality that a reviewer in The Times Saturday Review (London, 11 September 2010) … [Read more...]


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