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

Steve-Chalke

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 … [Read more...]

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

Steve-Chalke

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...]

Five years of Patheos and the best of my blog

Patheos is celebrating its five year anniversary, and as part of that I've been asked to post a video discussing my favourite moment since being on Patheos, and to post some of the highlights of my blog here on Patheos. As I explain in the video, to call it a "favourite" moment is really inaccurate as it was a moment that resulted from a tragic event. But it lead to certainly my most impactful series to date. My most impactful moment of blogging on Patheos:   My Top Five … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead: answering the Critics, celebrating the success

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It is a massive privilege to  be involved in helping promote the movie God's Not Dead . I have met the producers, the author of the book that helped to inspire the movie, and several of the actors. All of them were committed Christians with the desire to see the gospel spread through Christians being provoked by God's Not Dead. My other posts about God's Not Dead Interview with Russell Scott, producer  Interview with actor Benjamin Ochieng Interview with actor Cory Oliver Book … [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 Links Mental 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 … [Read more...]

Interview with God’s Not Dead actor Benjamin Ochieng at the London Premiere

Just two days to wait before we can see this wonderful movie in British cinemas. Go buy your tickets now! This was the third of my interviews that I filmed last week at the UK premiere: … [Read more...]

GUEST POST: Was Jesus really crucified on a Wednesday?

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Other useful Easter resources: Did Jesus rise from the dead? I believe in Jesus: a sermon on the Trinity and the Resurrection A Good Friday Sermon A sermon on Jesus’ Resurrection and its implications for us (Romans 4:25)   Those of you who have been reading Christian blogs for almost ten years will no doubt remember one of my early inspirations, an insanely popular blogger called Josh Claybourn. Well, eventually Josh hung up his blogging hat and I have been trying … [Read more...]

Spare a thought for preachers this week: Easter Sermon ideas

For most churches, Easter Sunday will be one of the biggest services of the whole year. It is one of those times that people will come out to church. And so you would think that preachers would be relishing preaching this Sunday. Most will. But it can be harder than you think to come up with something that is fresh without being original. This is not the Sunday to be creating a new heresy. In fact no fewer than four out of my top ten most popular posts this week are about Easter preaching, and … [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...]

Interview with Cory Oliver at UK Premiere of God’s Not Dead here in London

This is the second of my video interviews at the UK Premiere of God's Not Dead. It was with the lovely Cory Oliver. … [Read more...]


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