January 15, 2024

How old should a believer be before being baptised?  Some say you should be an adult or at least an older teen. One of the advantages of growing up in a new church was that the rules had not been written.  As I explained I was in the very first Newfrontiers church and spent about a year campaigning to be allowed to be baptised even tho I was not yet a teen. In the end the decision was made in... Read more

January 12, 2024

To begin at the beginning, I was fortunate enough to be born to Christian parents. In fact, the story goes back further than that since on both sides my grandparents (and I think their parents going back several generations) were all Christians. They all went to solid Evangelical non-conformist churches—in the case of my father’s parents the Open Brethren. My grandfather, Edwin Millington Warnock, lost his father when he was relatively young, and later told my uncle he had been... Read more

January 3, 2024

2023 was a great year for me.  This was very welcome, especially after a string of very difficult years stemming back to me being diagnosed with blood cancer in 2017. I posted back in May about those 6 years. In 2023 I was able to fully enjoy living in my new home (having moved to Colchester in October 2022).  As a result of that post I was invited to appear on Adrian BBC’s Songs of Praise  where I was interviewed... Read more

December 20, 2023

The Reformation itself is believed to be have been predicted by prophecy one hundred years before it began. Huss is reported to have said to his executioner, “You are now going to burn a goose, but in a century you will have a swan whom you can neither roast nor boil.” Remarkably, the name “Huss” means “goose” and Luther had a swan as his coat of arms. If most evangelicals can accept the idea that Huss prophesied the coming of... Read more

August 25, 2023

The Bible does not shy away from the reality of suffering. In fact, it is one of the most common themes throughout Scripture. Some Christians believe that God is the author and orchestrator of all our suffering. They believe that God allows suffering to happen for a reason, even if we don’t always understand what that reason is. From the book of Job to the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, we see that suffering is a part of the human experience.... Read more

August 22, 2023

If you stop believing in God, it doesn’t take away the pain, it just takes away the hope I was interviewed by Laura Wright in our lovely Highwoods Country Park for BBC Songs of Praise which is now available on BBC iPlayer and anywhere else you can view this long running religious program. The episode is entitled Colchester’s Christian Heritage as most of it was filled in the UK’s oldest or newest city depending on how you look at it.... Read more

May 23, 2023

Working with chatGPT I have created  a list of the top 15 books on Jesus’ resurrection, ranked by importance based on several criteria. Our list includes the following books.  Each book has a summary quote which either comes from the book or was written by the AI to reflect the content of the book. ChatGPT also wrote a summary of the importance of each book. 1. Wright, N.T. (2003) The Resurrection of the Son of God. Fortress Press. The message... Read more

May 20, 2023

Today marks the day when, six years ago, my life changed forever as I was diagnosed with blood cancer.  That night I experienced the first of many sleepless, tearful nights.  Or was the day that changed my life the 28 April 2017 – the day I got sick, was admitted to hospital, and remained severely unwell with pneumonia for several weeks? Both dates are forever etched in my mind.  The gap between them feels so long as I go through... Read more

May 19, 2023

Tim Keller has died and passed into glory with Jesus. Here’s how the news was reported by his church: Timothy J. Keller, who was the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, co-founder of Redeemer City to City, and the author of several books, died at the age of 72 on May 19, trusting in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his three sons and their wives, a... Read more

May 18, 2023

Suffering is an inevitable part of the human experience, and for many, it raises difficult questions about God’s role in our pain. This series of articles aim to explore the theological spectrum of different views on suffering.  We will explore the way Christians differ about how much we view God as responsible for, sovereign over, or merely an observer of the suffering we experience in this world. By examining various perspectives and their implications on our emotional well-being and faith,... Read more

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