An old sermon on discovering the Will of God

Many Christians struggle with finding God's will for their lives. I though I would share with you an old sermon I preached on this matter......Proverbs 3:5-6 by Adrian Warnock Introduction A changing, uncertain world. Cast off tradition and Christian ways of doing things now what do we base decisions on? Illustrate from politics. Tony champions even a britain where the elite is finnished. Family values, but a foreign minister can be trusted to keep his promises to his country when he cant … [Read more...]

The Toronto Blessing

Eleven years on from the birth of the Toronto Blessing I republished an article I wrote at the time. Some thought this was a time when the Church seemed to be going mad. UPDATEIn January 2008, the following post was identified as the 12th all-time most popular post with readers of this blog. The 13th most-read post was my post concerning Bishop Tom Wright's response to John Piper.The post below was republished from an article I wrote many years ago. In some ways it was this article that first … [Read more...]

UK Evangelicals mourn the Popes passing

Joel Edwards of the UK Evangelical Alliance has stated:"John Paul II was one of the most remarkable Christian leaders of recent times. There is no denying his deep personal piety, and the courage, faith and fortitude he showed as a Christian pastor and bishop in the face of both Nazism and Communism. We strongly supported his witness in favour of life, and against the 'culture of death' exemplified by abortion and euthanasia.". He went on to say, "We admired his readiness to forgive his … [Read more...]

Terri Schiavo – murdered by the American System?

Terri has died in a way quite bizarre to me as a UK observer. How can it be that both the governor of the state and the president can express a desire for a different outcome and yet this woman was starved to death. How can the US parliment and courts disagree so publically? Why did the supreme court not get involved? How can a woman be starved to death without due process or evaluation by independent doctors being properly considered. At times, despite my education courtesy of TV's The … [Read more...]

Just another day of cynical opportunism for Michael Howard?

I have been trying to work out in my mind why it was that Mr Howard had ignited the Abortion debate. Then all of a sudden it struck me. Perhaps I am just being cynical myself, but it would seem to me that Howards proposal to reduce the number of weeks that a baby in the womb needs to fear abortion was indeed deliberately floated by him. You see, despite what the media would like us to believe some kind of restrictions on abortion are actually popular. So I ask myself was Howard actually … [Read more...]

Somethings been happening to me this week……..

This has been a great week so far. Despite having to travel when I wasnt expecting to and some logistical issues that arrose as a result, I have felt closer to God. I have felt a strength growing within me, a greater desire to know God more and my desire for holiness has been increasing. I have felt good, really good. So much so that I was starting to ask myself why. Then tonight when I felt the blessing of God as I spoke about Why did Jesus Die at Alpha, even doing that felt somehow different. … [Read more...]

UK Abortion religious row intensifies

There is a lot in the UK press today about the row that has suddenly engulfed our politicians. American readers need to understand that this is almost unprecedented. Religion and politics are bizarrely more separate in our nation than yours despite the fact that we have bishops sitting in our house of lords.Anyway, today the Independent says the last thing the election should be about is abortion and the BBC seems to imply agreement. Readers of the Telegraph and the Mail are suprising in their … [Read more...]

UK Catholics attack Blair and get political on abortion- where are the evangelicals?

The UK Catholic church has officially welcomed Michael Howard's statement that he would support a reduction in the age beyond which abortion is allowed in the UK. BBC NEWS quotes Blair on the other hand as saying :"'However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalise a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.'Obviously there is a time beyond which you can't have an abortion, and we have no plans to change that although the debate will continue.'I … [Read more...]

The Science of Listener Attention

Marketing Playbook: has a quote from the Toby on the West Wing that I was just watching on my sickbed, "Was watching a re-run of West Wing and was struck by some stuff that my favorite character, Toby Ziegler said about oratory. He called it the Science of Listener Attention. 'You want the benefits of free trade? Food is cheaper. Food is cheaper, clothes are cheaper, steel is cheaper, cars are cheaper, phone service is cheaper. You feel me building a rhythm here? Thats cause Im a speechwriter … [Read more...]

Loyalty or integrity?

I so love the West Wing. Heard a great quote in one of the most recent ones I watched. CJ is rowing about why she didnt support a colleagues proposal and said "you get my support the same way I get yours when I agree with what you are saying or when I dont care about what you are saying". I think that statement is very interesting, and one to consider the ramifications of in the work environment. Some people call for blind loyalty. CJ here seems to call for such loyalty but only when one is … [Read more...]


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