God and the Gay Christian – a round up of critiques

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This month on the Patheos book club a new book by Matthew Vines, God and the Gay Christian has been featured.  A number of Patheos bloggers here have responded very positively to the book (see the book club page for links).There was also a web chat where this book was welcomed as an important contribution to the current debate on how Christians should view homosexuality.As an example of how some bloggers are viewing this, here is one of the book's endorsements: "God and the Gay … [Read more...]

Interview on Same Sex Marriage with Baptist Union Spokesman Stephen Keyworth

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One thing I am determined to do on this blog is to fairly report significant developments in the Church, especially when it concerns the parts of the Church I am most closely associated with. I have been what is often called a credobaptist all my Christian life, and my marriage certificate even says I was "married according to the rites and ceremonies of the Baptists" standing underneath a C.H.Spurgeon -laid foundation stone. So what happens in the Baptist Union matters to me.Yesterday I … [Read more...]

The Baptist Union to allow differences on Same Sex Marriage

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The title of a recent Premier Radio news story "Baptist Union to allow gay marriage ceremonies" could be read in a way that slightly misrepresents the UK Baptist group's position, as it appears that there will not be any gay marriages in Baptist Churches just yet.They have nonetheless made a radical change. As regular readers will be aware, Steve Chalk's Oasis Trust was recently removed from the EA over their position on the Bible and homosexuality. Chalke's church has not been removed from … [Read more...]

GUEST POST: Paul’s curse on those who preach another gospel (Galatians 1)

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This blog is adapted from a chapter in Phil Moore’s new devotional commentary, “Straight to the Heart of Galatians to Colossians”, published this month by Monarch Books.ONE STAPLE“If we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!” (Galatians 1:8)David Nowitz had tried very hard. The Society for Family Health in Johannesburg had never had such a conscientious marketing manager. He had managed to secure government … [Read more...]

How to tell if you are an Evangelical or a Progressive Christian

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As you probably know by now, Steve Chalk's Oasis Trust has been expelled from the Evangelical Alliance. Despite this, Chalke has been insisting that he is still an evangelical.  There are two indisputable facts, as we look at the aftermath of this decision however:Firstly, one of only two umbrella organisations representing Evangelicals in the UK has decided that they feel Chalke is out of step with the majority of Evangelical leaders in the UK.  I don't believe for a moment, that the s … [Read more...]

Steve Chalke’s Oasis Trust removed from Evangelical Alliance over the Bible and Homosexuality

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In a statement reproduced in full below along with Oasis' response, the Evangelical Alliance have today discontinued the membership of Oasis Trust, the organisation which Steve Chalke leads.For a number of years now,  Steve Chalke, who was once the UK's leading Evangelical figure has been drifting away from a typically Evangelical approach to the Bible. This began ten years ago when Steve Chalke rejected the traditional Evangelical view of what the cross accomplised as "cosmic child … [Read more...]

Premier’s Leadership File Profile interview of Adrian Warnock

In this interview I was asked about being a non-paid member of a church leadership team, my book, and from my secular work the concept of "Four Pillars of Mental Health"For more similar interviews see the Premier Leadership File website and podcast.Related LinksMental Health Series The Four Pillars of Mental Health and Wellbeing How to reduce the risk of suicide Leadership Lessons from 1 & 2 Samuel My book: Raised With Christ Multicultural Church The Prophetic Gift of … [Read more...]

Adrian interviewed on BBC London Easter 2014

This morning I popped out of Church near the beginning of our second service to be interviewed for BBC London. I thank God for a great morning at Jubilee, and I was glad that I was also able to speak about the real meaning of Easter to many who were not in church today: … [Read more...]

Let’s Make Every Sunday Resurrection Sunday

This article was posted on the Crossway Blog, the publishers of my book Raised With Christ.Sunday’s Coming! This week, the attention of every Christian begins to turn towards the vibrant celebration that Easter Sunday will be. Even as we approach Good Friday, we do so with the sure and certain knowledge that, to quote the old preacher, “Sunday’s coming!” Echoing 1 Corinthians 15, John Stott writes, “Christianity is in its very essence a resurrection religion. The concept of resurrecti … [Read more...]

Why God doesn’t want you to have a personal relationship with him

Wait, so I have finally become a heretic right with a headline like that, right? It is perhaps a slight overstatement of my point but if I added the word "only" then I hope you would see my point entirely. A couple of days ago an article was going around the internet proposing that the Southern "Y'all" could help us move away from the independent "personal" approach to our faith that is so rampant throughout the English speaking world.In the past we used "Thou" as a plural for "you" but … [Read more...]


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