Steve Chalke says the Bible got it wrong in lots of places

In the second of the Steve Chalke vs Andrew Wilson debates, evangelicals are going to be shocked. Perhaps not surprised, but shocked nonethelessChalke clearly states that he believes that God does not strike people down for sin. He claims that whenever this is reported by The Bible it either means that someone was mistaken about what they thought God was saying, or that the interpretation of the Bible writers of the event was just plain wrong. His logic for this was that if something else in … [Read more...]

Why silence about controversies should not be read as agreement

Just in the past few days both my emails and Twitter stream have contained a few direct questions and challenges. I have had people gloatingly point out to me the story of the death of the latest snake handler to meet his inevitable death, demand my response to the Pope sending Kenneth Copeland a message promoting unity, and ask what I think of Steve Chalke's article about how he now approaches the Bible. In addition, I have also noticed that David Yonggi Cho has been found guilty of e … [Read more...]

Strange Fire Debate stoked by Grace To You Internet Ministry Coordinator

Over on Twitter, and also in the comments section of my recent post about how Christians should behave online, someone who describes himself as a representative of Grace To You (although he has been in touch to make clear that his posts on Twitter are not in his official capacity) has been string up the embers of debate that I have left alone for weeks now.  This is far from over, however, and I see that many people are still reading, and writing about the debate even after all these … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead: The Movie, and a new friend

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It seems clear to me that 2014 is going to go down as the year of the religious movie. There are a lot of Hollywood movies this year that are covering various biblical stories, and I must say I am looking forward to all of them. God's Not Dead is a movie that I had not heard of until a few minutes ago when I connected for the first time with Rice Broocks thanks to my new favourite web video conferencing program, Zoom.us.  Incidentally, you will most likely be seeing a lot more of Zoom around h … [Read more...]

Live webcast interview with Matt Chandler

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The video can also be watched on YouTubeThe audio is also available here:Join me right here at 9:30am Central, 10:30am Eastern, 3:30pm UK time on Wednesday 5 Feb. I will be interviewing Matt Chandler.  Its been a while since I have spoken with Matt, and so I look forward to catching up with him and hearing what God has been doing.  Make yourself a coffee, pull up a chair, and join in.One of the things we will be talking about is Multiplying Churches, a conference which is t … [Read more...]

Ed Stetzer, Matt Chandler, and others on TBN

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This was one of the things I missed during January when I scaled back my social media commitments dramatically. Matt Chandler, Jefferson Bethke, Priscilla Shirer, Josh Wilsonm and Christ August, who are all solid evangelicals, appeared on special TBN's Praise the Lord program hosted by Ed Stetzer. The whole program faithfully proclaims the gospel of grace, and is very nicely produced.This video thrilled me. Too many of us in the circles I move in have made a sport of mocking all Christian … [Read more...]

Knowing when it’s time to quit

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Sometimes we find ourselves going round and round in circles. Reading 1 Samuel 26 sounded familiar even though I had taken a break from slowly meandering through this book looking for leadership lessons.But it seems David also had a sense of déjà vu and determined enough was enough. He had already determined that Saul could never be trusted again but must not be killed by him.. But here he was again, being hunted by his king and tempted by his friends to take matters into his own h … [Read more...]

Eddy Leo sermon at Jubilee

I hope you have enjoyed the content from Eddy Leo I have been sharing here. I urge you to listen to or watch all of it, and to do so with an open heart. Ask yourself when was the last time you listened to preaching where the speaker is not from America or the UK? God has given us preachers from the whole world to benefit from, and you will find much blessing in what this man has to say. Here is the sermon that he preached for us at Jubilee Church London:Download audio … [Read more...]

Q and A time with Eddy Leo and Terry Virgo

After last week's videos from Eddy Leo and Terry Virgo, you may have a lot of questions.  If so, perhaps some of them were answered for you in this Q and A time:Download the mp3 … [Read more...]

2014 UK Christian conferences

There are many conferences these days. Far too many for any one person to attend.  But here are a list of some that are taking place this year on this island that I am proud to call my home.  In fact there is at least one conference every month for six months!If I had more time, these are the events that I would consider attending. The list doesn't include our own 300 Leaders Conference because the dates will be announced in future months. I know I have not included every conference here in t … [Read more...]


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