Mike Ovey, principal of Oak Hill Theological College in London, has passed away suddenly on Saturday night UK time (7 January 2017). Ovey was highly regarded for his strong evangelical convictions and superior academic work. His writing was widely circulated and he had a gift in public speaking for communicating complex ideas with simplicity and clarity. […]
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, Alles schläft; einsam wacht Nur das traute hochheilige Paar. Holder Knabe im lockigen Haar, Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! Schlaf in himmlischer Ruh! Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht, Hirten erst kundgemacht Durch der Engel Halleluja, Tönt es laut von fern und nah: Christ, der Retter ist da! Christ, der Retter ist da! Stille […]
A great article by Eternity newspaper on the many different struggles people face at Christmas and how we can respond… I don’t know about you, but I’m honestly not really looking forward to Christmas Day. Call me ‘Negative Nancy’ – that’s ok, I can handle it. It seems like everyone around me is eagerly awaiting […]
From SydneyAnglicans.net The Oxford English Dictionary has named ‘post-truth’ the international word of the year. This is not surprising given that the Brexit vote and US election were enmeshed in what is being called post-truth politics. Let’s face it – there is so much ‘post-truth’ around. The rise of social media has been fuelled by people who […]
Sinfest has to be one of my favourite online comics. Always clever, often stimulating, sometimes awkward! This from 10 years ago is well worth an airing: Psa. 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal […]
A fun but thought-provoking video from the always-excellent Lutheran Satire to kick us off. I have a lot of sympathy for this. As some of you will know I consider Away in a Manger verboten for precisely these reasons, plus it infanticises the nativity (do you see what I did there?). I’m all for children […]
Ligonier Ministries have a great collection of free ebooks written by R.C. Sproul. Crucial Questions. Go get them all!
So I guess I have to write something about what is quite possibly one of the most monumentally enormous political events that many of us have lived through. When I arrived home on Wednesday afternoon I insisted that my older children stopped what they were doing and watched a bit of the TV coverage with […]
With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaching… * Where does that leave us in the 21st Century? * How does it help with the different issues and challenges we face now? * What does it mean to be Protestant today? We’ll be tackling these issues and more at TOGCON, Thinking of God‘s annual ministry […]
A quite excellent documentary by Sally Phillips. Make a cup of something and spend the time watching this.