Abortion In The UK – Time To Make A Stand

Earlier this week, I posted on Gordon Brown's antagonism towards pro-lifers. I thought I would remind us of the opportunity that exists for us to do something about the forthcoming law if we live in the UK. There have been 6.7 million abortions since 1967 in the UK.Here are some things you can do if you live in the UK.1. PRAY, that God will work a miracle in the House. Emotions run high at the moment in Westminster so anything is possible. Well, actually even our non-British readers can do … [Read more...]

Gordon Brown Takes on the Church

Okay—political post warning. For those who think Christians should not engage in the political process or write political commentary, I suppose you’d better pass on by. But equally for those looking for an unequivocal statement of support for a particular party or leader, again pass on by.I think it’s important that we have opinions on political matters. And while I don’t often write about politics here on my blog, I have done so occasionally. For example, last December I expressed my strong conc … [Read more...]

SERMON – God's Gift of Life (Exodus 20:13)

Here are notes from a sermon I preached on the 27th April at Jubilee Church. The mp3 is available to download here or listen to using the following embedded player-“You shall not murder.” (Ex 20:13) Ok, right at the outset, do we have any murderers here? No? Anyone planning on committing a murder? No? Good, so then we can all go home, yes? We got it straight, since we live in a Christian country means its Chicken for dinner tonight rather than human. Lets go get some coffee. Actually there is s … [Read more...]

US ELECTION – Dipping My Toe Into a Can of Worms

Up until now, I have mostly resisted getting drawn into commenting on US politics. I still think I probably won't do too many of these kinds of posts — I've always thought it was none of my business! But tell me, my fair readers, do you want me to talk more about all this?I thought yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court upholding the ban on partial birth abortion would throw the upcoming presidential election into sharp relief, and I was right. Here’s what some of the candidates had to say:D … [Read more...]

Viability of Babies in the Womb is Now 22 Weeks

The definition of when "life" enters a baby who is in the womb is a challenge for anyone who believes that it is at a different point from conception or at least implantation. The common alternative view is that it is when a baby is "viable". The following story reveals the moving goalposts of this. Of course, if we accept this moving goalpost as a definition, we are bound to eventually find that an artificial womb is created that can sustain life from the moment of conception to birth. It … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW – Wendy Alsup – A Deacon at the Church Mark Driscoll Leads – Conclusion

UPDATE In January 2008, the following post was identified as the 23rd all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 24th most widely read post was my interview with Rob Rufus—you can access either the audio version or the written transcript.It was very interesting to get the inside story on what it's like to be a female deacon working at Mark Driscoll's church—Mars Hill in Seattle, Washington.***************It is a pleasure to welcome to my blog today, Wendy Alsup, who is a member of … [Read more...]

Wayne Grudem on America’s Election

Wayne Grudem has published an article which is strongly in support of Bush and the Republicans. What is interesting to me as a Brit is that I could never imagine a leading Christian in the UK endorsing a politician this robustly. And yet you are the ones who separate church and state - not us. I can't make up my mind who got it right, but perhaps a nation where church leaders are allowed to publicly speak about their political views is more mature than one where church bishops still sit in the … [Read more...]

Links for May 12, 2006

DaVinci Code: The DialogueSony Entertainment has provided a site for Christian scholars to respond to the film, which is scheduled to be released on the 19th of May.(tags: film)Sister . . . Show Mercy!Dan Phillips at his best. "I'm about to stick my finger in the fan, about up to my elbow, and I know it. But I really think somebody needs to say this, so why not me?" Sister ... are you dressing as "helpfully" as you could?(tags: pyromaniacs sex)Reformissionary: Wednesday HighlightsRecap on … [Read more...]

Links for May 11, 2006

Biblical Literacy: Although Still a Best-Seller, Bible Knowledge DeclinesDon Whitney: "No spiritual discipline is more important than the intake of God's Word. Nothing can substitute for it. There simply is no healthy Christian life apart from a diet of the milk and meat of Scripture." HT Paul Schafer.(tags: bible)Haykin Historical BiographiesJustin Taylor links to some free audio files. "If you want to hear a good lecturer on historical theology, there are few guides better than Michael … [Read more...]

Links for May 9, 2006

The Two-Edged Sword of Medical TechnologyIn London, "The Guardian" reports "some doctors are calling for a policy revision that would allow women with a family history of breast cancer to use IVF technology in order to give birth to children who do not carry genes associated with the disease."(tags: abortion children medicine mohler)To Clap or Not to Clap?"We need to recognize that what we do with our bodies is meant to reflect what's taking place in our hearts. Any kind of physical expression … [Read more...]