Ascension Day – the pouring out of gifts

Today is Ascension Day. At church we’ve been spending the past few months thinking through how we might best work in ministry together Along the way one of the Bible passages we keep returning to is this one: Eph. 4:7-13    But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. […]

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Christianity Lives or Dies with Jesus

A great poster campaign from Outreach Media in this Easter month: Jesus made both a promise and a prediction in His earthly ministry… the church He was building would never fail. ‘The gates of Hades’ Jesus said, ‘would never prevail’ over the church (Matthew 16:18). In other words, Hades (the place of the dead) would […]

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A Bunch of Rejects and No Hopers

this from a discussion about #LWTE on the Whirlpool forums, the bald minister creeped me out a bit no, not that bit (but fair enough), rather this bit: The church goers looked like a bunch of rejects and no hopers. Are these the only people who go to church these days? Yes, exactly. 1Cor. 1:26-31 For […]

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Sermon – Article IV: The Resurrection

The first in a short series on some of the Anglican 39 Articles of Religion. Article IV Of the Resurrection of Christ Christ did truly rise again from death, and took again his body, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of Man’s nature; wherewith he ascended into Heaven, and there sitteth, […]

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Eternal Subordination of the Son as Essential to the Godhead?

I'm going to get in trouble over this one. The egalitarian camp have long been criticised in many way, but not least in that their position undermines classical Trinitarian doctrine. So, for example, from the previous article,   From the Trinity Some feel that one's position on egalitarianism affects one's position on subordination within the Trinity. […]

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Arian Misogyny

Classic from Glen: Finally!  JW’s knocked on my door this morning.  First time ever.  An older guy and a younger Polish woman. So I threw some Gen 19:24 shapes their way. “To which Jehovah are you witnessing, the LORD out of the heavens or the LORD on the earth?” The woman seemed quite interested.  The […]

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