SERMON: The Trinity and You

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This is the video of the sermon I preached this morning followed by a full set of notes.AudioHow do you tend to think of God? A Force or Power? A remote ruler? An angry judge?But the Bible reveals that God is intensely personal and he is very interested in you. HE wants to know you.  Part of getting to know someone is getting to know about someone. It is not enough to merely learn about them, but it is a helpful and necessary start. We must know why we believe what we believe and … [Read more...]

AIDS and the Evangelical – a case study in compassion and social justice

I was ten when AIDS was first clinically observed. I remember that early attitudes to this, among the media and general population were revulsion and fear. There was a lot of ignorance. People worried that AIDS might be easy to catch. Even as a young man, as I became more aware of AIDs and how it was transmitted, I remember thinking that the human race were fortunate that this was not a more readily transmitted illness like, say flu.There was a lot of angst about the idea of a new illness. … [Read more...]

Win a FREE complete set of Spurgeon sermons for Logos

Thanks to my friends at Logos Bible Software readers of this blog enjoy a 15% discount on base packages.Whats even better than a discount? "FREE!" I hear you shout! Well, one lucky reader in a week will receive a free copy of the fantastic complete set of Spurgeon Sermons for Logos Bible Software. If you are a pastor I can think of no better resource to do your own soul good as you prepare. Many have claimed that Spurgeon was the greatest English speaking preacher the wold has ever known. … [Read more...]

LIVE interview with Michael L Brown on hypergrace

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Today I was joined in a web conversation by Dr Michael Brown. Our focus was  his new book Hyper-grace.You can watch the video right here or listen to the audio. I've set it to start playback at 16:00, which is the point we start talking about Hyper-grace. If you do want to hear us reminiscing about how we first met as a result of the Strange Fire controversy just rewind to the beginning of the clip. Soundcloud doesn't seem to allow me to do the same thing as far as I can tell.If the … [Read more...]

A Fathers Day Sermon

Here is a sermon I preached today on Romans 8:14-19 and Galatians 4:3-7You can listen to or download the sermon here:1. A crisis of Fatherhood1 in 4 families of children in the UK have only one parent living at home 90% of the time that is the mother Some people stigmatise single mothers. But don't stigmatise the parent who stayed. Stigmatise the one who left! Many men desert their children. Fatherhood is the greatest delight of a man’s life, but it is also his biggest c … [Read more...]

GUEST POST – The myth of the unhappy pagan

This blog is adapted from a chapter in Phil Moore’s new devotional commentary, “Straight to the Heart of 1 Thessalonians to Titus”, published this month by Monarch Books. THE MYTH OF THE UNHAPPY PAGAN“They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10)You have probably heard the joke about the man who tried to get his sofa down the stairs of his apartment block. One of his neighbours saw him sweating and took pity on him but, if anything, it fe … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Why doesn’t the Bible condemn slavery?

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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. You can visit Phil Moore Books or follow him on Twitter.WHY DOESN’T THE NEW TESTAMENT CONDEMN SLAVERY? “Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.” (Ephesians 6:5) William Knibb, a British missionary to colonial Jamaica, wrote home: “The cursed blast … [Read more...]

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...]


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